I realized that I never updated the blogosphere on what happened. Yes, I indeed had a miscarriage last Friday.
One of the more surprising (but actually shouldn’t be surprising) things that came out of me writing about miscarriage is how many women have told me about their own miscarriages. Nearly half of all the women I know that have kids had at least one miscarriage. Some even had more than I can imagine having. The reason this isn’t surprising is that statistically, 1 out 4 pregnancies ends in a miscarriage.
Some things I have learned during the process of having two miscarriages that you may be unaware of:
- Having a miscarriage is actually a good sign of your chances of getting pregnant.
- You are most fertile in the three months following a miscarriage than at any other time. So if you’re trying to have a baby, don’t wait too long before you try again.
- You can get pregnant before you even have your next menstruation cycle
- As long as you aren’t too far along, you can opt to have a miscarriage at home.
I do want to send a special thanks to all of the women that have contacted me showing me their support. It is so good to know that I’m not alone.
If you are currently going through a miscarriage and have stumbled across my blog, please know that you are not alone and that there are lots and lots of women out there that feel your pain and support you.