Miscarriages

 

Episode Overview: 

 

It can be very traumatic for pregnant women to suddenly experience a miscarriage.   The tragedy is often private, an event largely grieved by the mother.  It’s vital for them to recognize the miscarriage was out of their control and not their fault.  A miscarriage is a loss of a pregnancy under 20 weeks and 80 % happen in the first 12 weeks.   Although anywhere from 25% to 75% of pregnancies end in a miscarriage, the conversation about miscarriage is almost taboo.  On this episode, Dr. Nandi interviews a woman who experienced 5 miscarriage and shares the painful impact they had on her.  He also enlists a team of doctors to discuss miscarriage from conception to grief.

 

Partha’s Prescriptions

 

  1. A miscarriage does not equate to infertility.

  2. Advocate for yourself – you know your body best. Reach out to your doctor with any concerns.

  3. Balanced lifestyle and nutrition will help promote a healthy pregnancy

  4. Everyone grieves differently. Don’t avoid the topic or find a solution try and empathize.

 

Guests Including:

 

Shawn Howell, had 5 miscarriages

Cammy Beglin, MD, Clinton Women’s Healthcare, William Beaumont Hospital

Michael Mersol-Barg MD., Medical and Laboratory Director, Michigan Reproductive Medicine

Monica Leibson, Acupuncturist

Dr. Irving Leon, Psychologist University of Michigan Health System

 

Mythbusters:

 

You shouldn’t walk fast or climb stairs? Wrong

You should not have sex when pregnant? Wrong

Stress is a common cause of miscarriage? Wrong

Do not eat foods that generate heat? Wrong

Lifting something heavy could cause a miscarriage? Wrong

Oral contraceptives like the pill can lead to miscarriage? Wrong

Miscarriage could occur simply as a result of a woman not wanting the pregnancy? Wrong

Getting into an argument can lead to a miscarriage? Wrong