More Miscarriage Myths and Facts
MYTH: If you try to get pregnant too soon after a miscarriage, you risk another miscarriage.
FACT: There is no evidence that a woman must wait a set amount of time before "trying again." However, you should always check with your doctor first since he or she may advise you differently in light of personal circumstances.
MYTH: Amusement Park and roller coaster rides will cause a miscarriage.
FACT: It has yet to be established at what point during pregnancy amusement park rides may become dangerous versus safe. In all likelihood, however, riding a roller coaster early in pregnancy will not cause problems, while jerky motions could cause placental abruption in later stages of pregnancy.
MYTH: Getting punched in the stomach can cause a miscarriage.
FACT: This is very unlikely during the first trimester. The same applies to other minor traumas such as experiencing a fender bender or falling down. However, the risks increase in the second and third trimesters, where placental abruption could occur, along with the potential for a later trimester miscarriage.
These are but a few of the scores of current myths surrounding miscarriage.
Here are some bottom lines to keep in mind:
•- Learn the difference between a "cause" of miscarriage and a "correlation" with, or a link to miscarriage
•- Seek advice from credible professionals
•- Don't believe everything you read!