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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Miscarriage and Eclipse

This is an overdue post, I was supposed to write this after I’ve heard that my friend had a miscarriage a day after the annular solar eclipse on May 21, 2012, but I completely forgot about it because I was so busy at work. Now that I remember it, I want to share my thoughts about it.

Do you believe that miscarriage can sometimes be caused by an eclipse? This sounds ridiculous right, because there were no scientific evidences that tell that a natural phenomenon such an eclipse can cause a pregnant woman to have a miscarriage. 

Though there are a lot of myths and old folk tales that say that whenever there is an eclipse pregnant woman should not get out of the house or should wear black shirt or dress to protect their unborn child. 

On May 21, 2012 annular solar eclipse was seen all over the world. In the Philippines the eclipse had occurred around 6am to past 7am of May 21, 2012. 

In my case, since I am 28 weeks pregnant that time I guarded myself by wearing black shirt on Sunday and Monday because I was not sure what time the eclipse will occur. Though I don’t want to believe but things like this can sometimes be true and there’s nothing wrong if we just follow what the oldies say. 

When I heard that my friend had a miscarriage a day after the eclipse, and that she never went out of the house until past 7am on Monday, the first thing I had thought of is that could the eclipse caused it? considering she did not feel anything unusual before the miscarriage.

Whatever the real cause of the miscarriage was, for us pregnant women let’s just be vigilant and just listen and follow what our old folks advice. Besides there’s nothing wrong if we believe. It’s better to be safe than sorry. 

photo credit: Philstar

1 comment:

  1. I miscarried May 23rd or 24th. I wish I would have known about the eclipse, I sleep next to a window with the blinds open. The d Dr found no medical cause for my baby to have been lost. I was 17 weeks.

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