Plus size Miscarriage and means to get over it!

Carrying a child and giving birth to a new existence is a beautiful feeling, but the feeling of losing that life while he is still within your core is a thousand times worse…and that is not even counting the physical impact that such a tragedy leaves in its wake. But then, physical emergencies can be dealt with, but what about the emotional scar that this loss engraves deep within, where no one can even see it, leave alone being able to heal you…?

Miscarriage is a scary thought, a dangerous and unwanted frequent part of plus size pregnancy regardless. This means, no matter how hard you try to conceive and protect your unborn baby, there is a chance that you might lose him despite all your efforts…so what you can do to protect yourself from such untoward circumstances is to learn about it, the more the better…

Let’s start at the basics then…

What Is a Miscarriage?

“A miscarriage, or spontaneous abortion, is a pregnancy that ends by itself within the first 20 weeks. "Stillbirth" refers to the loss of a pregnancy with fetal death when it occurs after the first 20 weeks. Experts estimate that about half of all fertilized eggs die and are miscarried, usually even before the woman knows she is pregnant. Most miscarriages occur between the 7th and 12th weeks of pregnancy.A miscarriage is a common experience. About 10% to 20% of pregnancies that a mother knows about -- because she has missed her period, her pregnancy has been confirmed by a health care provider, or both -- end in miscarriage. In most cases, miscarriage may be considered a "natural-selection" process, because it marks the ending of a pregnancy that would not have developed into a healthy baby. Only placental tissue, not a fetus, had formed.”
Now that we have the guidance from WebMD, we can move on to the

Causes of Miscarriage:

Miscarriages usually occur when the unborn fetus has fatal genetic issues.

The basic identifiable causes of miscarriage include:

  • MiscarriageInfections.
  • Certain specific medical conditions such as diabetes or thyroid disease that a mother might suffer.
  • Hormonal factors in the mother.
  • Problematic Immune responses in the mother.
  • Physical issues in the mother like a weak cervix.

Who are at a higher risk?

Miscarriage rates are higher in women:
  • Over age 35
  • Women who are generally obese
  • Who suffer from  diabetes or thyroid problems
  • Who have a history of three or more previous miscarriages

Moving on to the Types of miscarriage:

  • Threatened abortion
  • Inevitable abortion
  • Incomplete abortion
  • Complete spontaneous abortion
  • Missed abortion
  • Septic or infected abortion
So, what are the Complications for plus sized pregnancy:

Plus size women are not always advised to carry their baby to a full term, and there are reasons for that.

There are 2 main complications for plus size ladies during pregnancy.  

  • Gestational diabetes: can be controlled once the tests during pregnancy confirm you with gestational diabetes. And you have to take every precaution when it comes to eating, as your health quotient is intricately linked with that of your fetus.

  • Pre-eclampsia: Gestational hyper tension and excess amounts of protein in the urine.

Which brings us to the main question -- Are plus size women more prone to miscarriages?

While obesity does pose a problem, it does not by itself lead to miscarriage. But it is the side effects of obesity like hormonal imbalance and insulin issues that cause a greater risk…Only your doctor can help you deal with these problems and make sure that you have the healthiest possible pregnancy.

Recovering after a miscarriage is as important as taking care of your pregnancy. Sometimes accident happens and there is no way to prevent some issues…but no one blames you for it because these things are beyond our control after a certain space….Instead follows the steps…

  • Seek advice from your doctor concerning conception after miscarriage.  
  • He will also help you with fertility issues.
  • Your periods should return in six weeks; but be gentle to yourself meanwhile.
  • For your first period, try using sanitary pads; avoid tampons.
  • Avoid intercourse for the time being.
  • Care for your abdominal pain.
  • Try a shower for the first week.
  • Avoid Jacuzzis, swimming pools and spas.
  • Avoid vigorous activities.
Once you are ready to recuperate emotionally and physically, take regular doses of folic acid and a healthy diet….and get ready to become a mother, all over again!!

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