Miscarriages affect 1 in 4 women. Besides the devastation of not being able to have a child, there is also frustration. For myself, after recurring miscarriages, I started to blame my body for not doing its job. After all, what other purpose do we have this womb for, but to protect and cultivate a life?
As I started to research the common reasons for multiple miscarriages I realized a couple of things that changed my perspective and helped to give me hope. That is what I want to pass onto you.
Number one, it's not your fault. Do not blame yourself. It will only result in negative feelings toward your body and will not help the situation. Secondly, I learned that many reasons for multiple miscarriages are not spoken of or researched nearly enough. No one tells you that it may just be genetic, that can be fixed with simple addition of supplements. Seriously! (More on the MTHFR gene to come.)
What I want you to walk away with is this, there is hope. Don't give up. The fact that you are reading this article is proof enough that you are searching for answers. It is hard to research for answers that may seem impossible to find. Our medical understanding of the body continues to grow and evolve. So we must grow and learn.
Some of the topics that I started researching were: "MTHFR Defect", "Blood Sugar and Infertility", "Nutrition Before Pregnancy", and "Folic Acid vs Methyl Folate". This is another journey in life. Look at it as an opportunity to a whole new side of health and wellness. Because like it or not, the condition our bodies are in can play a big role in our pregnancies. Stay posted, in the coming months I will be talking about what I did to change my health and the research I found on multiple miscarriages.
If you have struggled with infertility or pregnancy loss in the past and would like to share your story in the comments below, please do so. Stories of triumph and victory are a wonderful inspiration, I would love to hear from you!!