The World of Pregnancy

Abortion: A Woman`s Biggest Challenge

Abortion is always a trauma, either if it`s planned and thought through 100 times before, or it`s a spontaneous one. An abortion can turn our world upside down without even noticing at first.

In the United States, around 3 out of 10 pregnant women will have an abortion until the age of 45 years old. Between 2000 and 2008, the rate of abortion decreased by 8%, but increased by 18% among women with financial issues. In 2011, 1.060.000 abortions were performed, 13% less than in 2008.

Natural Abortion

Natural abortion is also known as spontaneous abortion, which means a miscarriage. As the name implies, this happens naturally without any exterior intervention. Such an episode in a woman`s life is almost traumatic, and not only for her but for the couple as well. Generally, a miscarriage happens quite often, statistics showing that 1 out of 4 women lose their pregnancy this way.

The risk for a miscarriage is usually until the 12th week of pregnancy. The woman can have a miscarriage relatively soon without even noticing that was even pregnant. A high number of miscarriages happen in the very first weeks when the woman can believe that it was only a violent menstruation, not even noticing that it was a miscarriage. If the pregnancy test is shown as positive, and the pregnancy is lost, let`s say at the 8th week, then there are bigger reasons to be concerned.

A miscarriage happens with big quantities of blood and unbearable cramps, and doctors choose as their first options for the body to eliminate the fetus on its own without a surgical intervention. Of course, things will change in case of an ectopic pregnancy which can lead to a fallopian tube break.

The whole process of miscarriage can last for a few days, and then investigations are followed to see if curettage or other methods are required. As for the causes that lead to miscarriage, they are still somehow unclear for the entire medical world for many reasons. Of course, is suspected that almost always genetic or chromosomal abnormalities that happen during fertilization are involved.

Still, in most cases there isn`t a clear explanation for a miscarriage even though most doctors will recommend to make a series of analyzes. Keep in mind that these abnormalities usually concern only that particular pregnancy itself, and won`t happen with the next pregnancies again. There are cases in which a miscarriage is followed by other ones, and for them you`ll need additional tests to make, without meaning that the woman can`t give birth in the end.

Substances & Risk of Miscarriage

Women who have a high level of bisphenol A show an 80% increase in risk of having a miscarriage, according to a study from the Stanford University from California. – Click this online page!

Bisphenol A is a substance which can be found in sunglasses, plastic containers or bill receipts, and phthalates can be found in make-up items, shampoo and nail polish. Researchers say that pregnant women should avoid canned foods, heating food that are stored in plastic containers and even contact with bill receipts, these last ones being printed with ink which contain bisphenol A.

Induced Abortion

Either if you don`t want to be pregnant or you are afraid for it from one medical reason or another, you are in your right, legally speaking, to choose to have an abortion until your 12th week of pregnancy, if there are no other medical indications related to your pregnancy.

There are 2 ways in which an induced abortion can be made: treatment with pills and surgically. The one that involves treatment with pills is recommended for pregnancies up to 8 or 9 weeks. And keep in mind – you need to be under your doctor`s supervision at all times. If the abortion that involves treatment with pills isn`t sufficient, it will be followed by a surgical treatment. An abortion through surgical intervention can only be made by doctors in clinics or hospitals. After the intervention, the woman will have irregular bleeding for about 2 or 3 weeks, as well as pelvic and abdominal pains. You also need to know that most doctors deny the myth according to which an induced abortion can lead to infertility.

Teenage Girls & Abortion

Most recent data show that around 1.000.000 teenage girls from the United States become pregnant every year. From all those, almost 80% from all the pregnancies are unplanned and 35% of teenagers choose to have an induced abortion. Such statistics show a real issue not only from the sexual activity point of view, but also regarding their decision as soon as they found out about their pregnancy.

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