Thursday, January 22, 2009

Google is not your friend: Miscarriage Statistics

I have a live feed on my blog which tells me who had visited (only the city/state they are from) my blog and what website they came from and website they leave to.

For some reason when you google miscarriage statistics, one of my previous blogs comes up where I copied & pasted some statistics I found on the Internet. So anytime someone googles this, they come across that blog post.

I imagine that this is happening because, like me, you are petrified of a miscarriage once you learn you are pregnant. So you hop on Google and bring up some websites in hopes of getting some reassurance that you will not be a part of this devastating statistic.

I am a part of this statistic. I always will be. Nothing is going to change that. That 5% my blog post talks about, I am a part of that. 5% seems small, but not once you find yourself a part of it.

When you are pregnant, Google is not your friend. You try to Google every worry in order to breath easier and most of the time you come across something that makes you feel worse and then find something else you would have never worried about had you not Googled in the first place!

So as much as humanly possible, refrain from the Google!! Step away from the computer and take a deep breath. I may be a part of this statistic, but that doesn't mean you will be. If you are truly worried about something, call your OB. This is what they get paid the big bucks for. They can give you the reassurance you need. After all, they have a medical degree and we all know degrees from University of Google aren't recognized at any medical facility!! =)

I understand your worry. My future pregnancy(s) will always be plagued with this fear. Don't let this ruin your pregnancy bliss! Relax, put your feet up and have a giant bowl of ice cream! You deserve it!


Val, Mike and Brax said...

this is how i found your blog, i think!!!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog by typing this in:
"No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside."
I am trying to find who wrote it and who I might give credit to.


Meghan said...

Kate- I still haven't foounf who wrote that!

And I am noticing googling that quote seems to bring people to this blog post too. I don't know why. It's not anywhere in this blog post, just on the side bar of my blog. Random it comes up with this blog post! =)