Miscarriage is a (disturbingly) taboo topic that impacts a number of women all over the world. Yet somehow, society is hesitant to talk about it. And when it does, it doesn't always do so accurately. There are many myths about miscarriages that aren't true that are incredibly isolating and damaging to the women and families that they affect. Especially for women in the throes of grief over losing a child that they were all too recently celebrating.
These women are led to believe that miscarriage is rare; that it's somehow something they could have prevented if they would have only tried harder or researched more fervently. They're told to keep their grief quiet — that no one wants to hear about the loss of a baby that they hadn't even met yet.
Buy removing these false stereotypes and myths from the cultural vocabulary, women will be liberated from the unnecessary guilt and restraints placed on them for having a miscarriage. It will also open up new conversations, allowing grieving women to heal fully and be properly educated about the facts of miscarriage.
Whether you're in the grieving process yourself, wanting to better relate to a friend, or simply want to better educate yourself on the facts of miscarriage, these myths should be the first that you dispel.