Pregnancy Losses

losing a baby

Birth and having a baby are one of the most amazing experiences we will have in life. Knowing that we are going to create a new life and bringing it into the world introduces us to many new emotions and excitements. No matter how many children we have, this experience is special for you and your baby.
From the moment you learn about your pregnancy, you always hope for good things and wait for your baby with sweet dreams. On the other hand, a voice begins to emerge from every head. Whether you eat, drink, sit or get up, there is an endless list of do's and don'ts. Of course, we should all make an effort to ensure that a pregnant woman eats as healthy as possible, does not wear out under difficult working conditions, and has a comfortable physical and psychological period. However, this care and protectionism has taken such a turn today that it has turned into a tool of pressure on pregnant women. It causes him to do his daily activities with anxiety, and often not at all.
According to the functioning of the reproductive mechanism, only one out of every hundred fertilized eggs becomes a baby born by live birth. Most of them fall with menstrual bleeding and cannot hold onto the uterus. The woman does not even realize that she is pregnant. In some, menstruation passes for a few days, and then it falls. If the test is not done, pregnancy is not detected again. Sometimes the sac is seen, but the baby does not form. Sometimes a heartbeat is also seen, but the baby does not grow. Until 12 weeks, the risk of miscarriage gradually decreases. If the baby is lost by 22-24 weeks, it is called a late miscarriage and is extremely rare. Even more rarely, this happens later in pregnancy, then it's called stillbirth.
Miscarriage usually happens when the baby has a condition or disability. Sometimes, there may be problems with the placement of the baby in the presence of uterine fibroids or deformities. A small part may be due to maternal discomfort or unintentional exposure to a teratogenic effect. None of the things done in daily life are the cause of miscarriage.
If the threat of miscarriage is detected, your doctor will prohibit you from sexual intercourse, travel and recommend bed rest. Sometimes drugs known as abortion inhibitors are started. None of these will help the pregnancy, which will already be miscarried. In the presence of a small percentage of babies who have started bleeding but are still holding onto the uterus, these measures are to avoid triggering the "threat" of miscarriage into a true state of miscarriage. Otherwise, in a pregnancy without the threat of miscarriage, doing these things, even not lying down, lying still, not getting up... will not do any good other than spoiling the pleasure of the pregnancy.
Unfortunately, some pregnancies do not have happy endings, and this is not uncommon. We need to strongly and properly support our women both during normal pregnancy and in case of loss. Regardless of the stage of loss, this situation affects the mother deeply.
Now, modern medicine also attaches importance to preventive and preventive approaches along with the therapeutic approach. It is clear that the first step in preventive medicine is to provide the best life and health conditions for the baby before he is born, and this protection starts with education. There are some factors that harm the baby during pregnancy, such as drugs, chemicals, or radiation. Alcohol, cigarettes and drugs are extremely harmful during pregnancy. It is important that pregnant women stay away from them. Our aim is not only the expectant mothers, but the whole society; to raise awareness that health begins in the womb and to contribute to the foundations of a healthy society.