The Miller 's The Snow Child

1560 WordsFeb 11, 20167 Pages
“I 've always regretted that I didn’t do more, Not that we could have saved that one. But that I didn’t do more. That I didn’t have the courage enough to hold our baby and see it for what it was”(Ivey 231). The novel The Snow Child takes place during the early 1900’s, a time that saw a marriage without children taboo and incomplete. It 's not very often that people openly talk about their miscarriages, in today 's society we tend to turn a blind eye on the subject. Miscarriages have happened since the beginning of time, but it’s such a sensitive subject it hard for people to talk about. The psychological along with the physical effects of a miscarriage are never asymmetric, from one person to another, this included the medical aspect, the…show more content…
This happens a lot more than one would think, 15-20% of known pregnancies end in a miscarriage (Miscarriage Medline), to some this number is comforting to know they are not alone. Almost all miscarriages will happen before the 2nd trimester begins which is at the 14 week mark. Most people going through a miscarriage for the first time want to know why it happened was it something they could have done differently, but there isn 't anything you can do to prevent a miscarriage (Sifferlin Most). While a women in pregnant there are many things she should stray away form, she should also be watching her body very closely for early signs of a miscarriage . A women expecting can take every preliminary precaution to prevent a miscarriage, but that doesn 't mean it won 't still happen. The most common are of course avoiding drugs, alcohol, smoking, and toxic environments (Miscarriage Medline). Most of the causes are somewhat out of the mother’s control for example hormone problems, problems with reproductive organs, and chromosomes problems (Miscarriage Medline). The symptoms that can be associated with a miscarriage can often be ambiguous or common discomfort like lower back or abdominal pain in the form of a dull, sharp, or cramping pain (Miscarriage Medline). These are often overlooked for various reason, but the most common is these symptoms are not thought as a big deal or anything to worry about. Know symptoms associated with
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