Experts said that one in four women undergo a miscarriage in her life in UAE but 70% still giving birth to a healthy full term baby. Especially first trimester of pregnancy is experienced these, said by Dr Zahida Haq, specialist – obstetrics and gynaecology at Universal Hospital.
“They feel ridiculed from those around them and are made to feel that it’s their fault”.
“The patient has nothing to do with the loss of her baby, especially if it occurred in the first trimester, which is often related to chromosomal abnormalities of the foetus.” Dr Zahida added
Many ladies feel under great pressure from the society due to common stigmas. Dr Haq added a woman had five repeated miscarriage until she was finally able to give birth to a healthy baby. Miscarriage puts a great psychological stress on the mother beside the pain of a loss.
“This is especially evident for women who were trying to get pregnant for a long time, or by using alternative methods, such as IVF treatments.
“Miscarriage is a time that requires support, including from the doctor, from work, from her family and her partner.” Dr Haq added
Miscarriage normally occurs in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy and stillbirth happens after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The criteria might lead to the miscarriage include infections in the genital system, alcohol consumption, obesity, thyroid problems, auto-immune disorders, cardiac diseases, diabetes and smoking.
Dr Alain Abdallah, specialist – obstetrics and gynaecology at Bareen International Hospital, said:
“This is the most common cause of miscarriage, making up around 80 per cent, which occurs before the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.”
“Your lifestyle can predict your risk for miscarriage,”
“After the age of 35, the risk of miscarriage will increase exponentially, due to higher chances of genetically abnormal babies.”
“Every pregnancy is precious. Any baby is precious to its parents, whether it reached 10 weeks or 20 weeks.
“Having a miscarriage doesn’t significantly increase the chance of another miscarriage. I know patients who had multiple miscarriages and were able to have four healthy children.”