Common Myths About Miscarriage

Miscarriage is a common and often traumatic experience for many couples, but unfortunately, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding it. Here are some of the most common myths about miscarriage:

  1. Myth: Miscarriage is rare.
    Fact: Miscarriage is actually quite common. According to study 10 to 25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage.
  2. Myth: Miscarriage only happens to unhealthy or older women.
    Fact: Miscarriage can happen to anyone, regardless of age or health status. While certain factors may increase the risk of miscarriage (such as smoking, drug or alcohol use, and certain medical conditions), it can happen to anyone.
  3. Myth: Miscarriage is caused by stress or exercise.
    Fact: While stress and exercise can affect pregnancy outcomes, they are not direct causes of miscarriage. Most miscarriages occur because of chromosomal abnormalities or other issues with the developing embryo.
  4. Myth: Miscarriage is always the woman’s fault.
    Fact: Miscarriage is not the fault of the woman, and in most cases, there is nothing that could have been done to prevent it. It is important to avoid blaming oneself or others for a miscarriage.
  5. Myth: Women who have had one miscarriage are more likely to have another.
    Fact: While the risk of miscarriage may be slightly higher for women who have had one previous miscarriage, the majority of women who have had a miscarriage go on to have successful pregnancies.

Couples who recently experienced miscarriage should consult with a fertility specialist, regarding the problems, and get treatment to overcome them. 

To know more about miscarriage, infertility and Family planning, contact the fertility experts at Irene IVF Centre. For Consultation Call +91-9810840455, 011 4155 1917 or email us at

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