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Statistics on pregnancy hardships
Depending on region or country, only 40 to 70 percent of pregnancies result in a live birth. The remaining 30 to 60 percent of pregnancies end in induced or spontaneous abortion or stillbirth.
Poverty and inadequate access to health care are the major causes of problems related to pregnancy and childbirth.Worldwide, the lack of access to adequate medical care contributes to more than half a million pregnancy-related deaths among women and girls every year — that is, one death every minute.
More than 99 percent of pregnancy- and birth-related deaths take place in developing countries. Almost all of these deaths are preventable.
Every hour, approximately eight people die (and two hundred become
infertile) simply because safe abortion services are not available or accessible. These tragic outcomes are easily preventable.
Nearly half of all abortions are carried out in unsafe environments because of lack of legal abortion providers.
I’m going to be making some posts. Thoughts?
They’re going to discuss the various things about pregnancy in a more medical/scientific way because the body is amazing and it is seriously COOL to see everything it can do. Here is what I’m planning:
- A post about embryology: the terms we use, fetal developmental stages, and gestational age
- A post about how a body menstruates and what happens in the body that causes the menstrual cycle
- A post about how a body senses it is pregnant and maintains that pregnancy
- A post about thins that happen to the body during a pregnancy and the common complications or symptoms people have throughout a pregnancy
- A post about common reasons why a spontaneous abortion would occur
- How our bodies make sperm and eggs
Are there any other posts ya’ll would like me to write up about the body (it doesn’t just have to be about pregnancy)?
Are you going to go into detail on the process of fertilization? I’ve wanted to know more about that for a while.
Related to menstruation and how we produce eggs - do you know details about how hormonal birth control works beyond what Planned Parenthood and the like have on it? Like, what exactly do progesterone and estrogen do to regulate ovulation? It’s been a while since my one semester of biology…
Thanks, Rabble! It’s awesome having someone around who studies medicine.
Anon: so me and this guy are both sexually frustrated but we live far from each other and masterbation isnt quite working out for us cause its not the real thing should me and him suck it up and just have sex (i havent had sex in 4months because i got pregnant and had a miscarrige and i wasnt ready for that situation) also what condoms would you recommend?
FYSE: don’t do anything you’re not comfortable with. Many people don’t want to have sex after a miscarriage, and it’s a good idea not to rush yourself. It definitely is a personal decision. As far as condoms go, every penis is different so you kind of have to try different brands and sizes until you find what works.
Anon: i just turned 17 and a few months before i got pregnant( the condom broke) but i ended up having a miscarrige but ever since that had happened ive been terrified of having sex because i dont want an experience to happen like that again but im extremely sexually frustrated and masterbation isnt the same as the actual thing. if you know any ways to deal with this please let me know
FYSE: I am so sorry that this happened to you, I can understand not wanting it to happen again. You can do everything you can to protect yourself from getting pregnant (Using birth control especially the IUD or Implant with condoms, the withdrawl method, fertility awareness, as well as possibly spermicide/sponges/cervical cap/diaphragm). Talking to someone about it and your fears might help as well. A lot of people who have had miscarriages find therapy beneficial.
It is possible. It also could just be messing with your period. Personally I’d talk to a doctor and maybe get on a different kind of birth control. The Implant is one of the most effective forms of birth control (as effective as sterilization) so it’s unlikely to get pregnant while on the implant but it is possible.
I don’t know how anyone could say these things to a grieving parent, but the comments tell me otherwise. Be kind and thoughtful to those who’ve lost a loved one.
Rather than waste money trying to ban abortion, why not…
- Adopt a child.
- Fund contraception.
- Support free healthcare.
- Donate to charities that work to eradicate childhood diseases.
- Donate to Amnesty International, so they can get innocent people off Death Row.
- Donate your time to working with the hungry / homeless.
- Knit blankets for *wanted* preemie babies.
- Support people who miscarry. They might actually need it.
- Fight domestic abuse with all your might.
- Search for and work with any organisations that support troubled children.
When Michigan anti-choicers claimed they found “fetal remains” in a dumpster at an abortion clinic, state Republicans quickly stepped up to push a bill legislating how products of conception could be discarded.
In the end, it turns out that there was no proof of mishandled remains. But a law was proposed regardless, and because of it, one of the first questions that may be asked of a woman who just miscarried or had a still birth is likely to be “what do you want to do with the fetus?”
Via the Detroit News:
“I think some women will be devastated,” says Joanne Mulhere, who counsels women undergoing loss of pregnancies at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, where about 175 women lose pregnancies through miscarriage or stillbirth annually.
Patients would be handed Kleenex, as well as a form to sign, requesting the remains be cremated, buried or interred.
They’ll be forced to make a potentially emotional choice that will, for some women, redefine how they think and feel.
It’s a “choice” that effectively reframes the way women are supposed to think about early pregnancy, imposing new opportunities for grief where none might have existed.
Unfortunately, Michigan legislators have crafted a bill that’s more sensitive to the needs of tissue that fits in a tablespoon than to grown women who, at vulnerable moments, will face a new form to sign, an unsought, disturbing decision to make.
Yet another thoughtless bill with unintended consequences that will hurt more women.
as always, change “women” to “people” in your minds.