Pregnancy Loss: Miscarriage and Stillbirth

Whether losing a child is a known possibility or an unexpected reality, start here to learn why such situations can occur and how you can begin to heal and cope with worry and grief.
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How Is Stillbirth Different From a Miscarriage?
An Overview of Miscarriage
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Risks, Causes, and Information on Genetic Disorders in Pregnancy
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7 Miscarriage False Alarms
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What Do Miscarriage Statistics Really Mean?
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10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Reduce Your Risk of Miscarriage
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Can Sperm Quality Issues Cause Miscarriages?
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Can Constipation or Diarrhea Cause Miscarriage?
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Several Problems With the Placenta Can Lead to Pregnancy Loss
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Can Progesterone Administration Prevent Miscarriages?
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6 Common Stillbirth Causes You Might Not Know
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A Bicornuate Uterus Can Sometimes Cause Complications During Pregnancy
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Why Second Trimester Miscarriage Happens
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Bacterial and Viral Infections That Can Increase Risk of Miscarriage
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Is Elevated Prolactin a Culprit for Infertility and Miscarriages?
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What are the Odds of a Miscarriage Occurring?
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Should I Worry if My Baby is Not Moving as Much as Usual?
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Is Being Overweight a Contributing Factor for Pregnancy Loss?
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Umbilical Cord Accidents as Cause of Stillbirth
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Trisomy 16 and Mosaic Trisomy 16 in Pregnancy
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What Are the Causes of Miscarriages and Stillbirths?
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Second Miscarriage Risks With Timing of the First Pregnancy Loss
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Can Taking Birth Control Pills Before a Pregnancy Cause Miscarriage?
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The Fertility Controversy About Natural Killer Cells and Pregnancy Loss
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Can Low-Dose Aspirin Prevent Miscarriages?
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Is There a Genetic Cause for Recurrent Miscarriages?
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Cervical Insufficiency Linked to One in Four Late-Term Miscarriages
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STDs and Pregnancy Problems
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The Rarest and Most Fatal Type of Trisomy
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Can a Fall While Pregnant Cause a Miscarriage?
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No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe During Pregnancy
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Vanishing Twin Syndrome Statistics and Risks
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Are You at a Lower Risk of Miscarriage After a Normal Pregnancy?
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Can Chlamydia Cause a Miscarriage?
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Get the Stats on Ectopic Pregnancies
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Understanding the Medical Indications for Ending a Wanted Pregnancy
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Does High Homocysteine Cause Recurrent Miscarriages?
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Miscarriage Research: Causes vs Risk Factors
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How Early Can a Baby Be Born?
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Genetic and Environmental Factors May Cause Anencephaly
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Trisomy 9 Is a Rare Chromosome Disorder That Can Be Fatal
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Does Herpes Cause Miscarriages?
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Foods to Avoid to Prevent Miscarriage and Stillbirth
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Is There a Link Between Nursing During Pregnancy and Miscarriages?
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The Relationship Between Miscarriage and Exercise During Pregnancy
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Asherman's Syndrome Can Be Caused From D&C Surgery
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Real Miscarriage Risk Can Increase After Amnio
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Will Getting the MMR Vaccine While Pregnant Hurt the Fetus?
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Can Catching a Cold or Flu During Pregnancy Cause Miscarriage?
Will Having a Tilted Uterus Increase Your Risk of Miscarriage?
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Can Supplementing Folic Acid Prevent Miscarriages?
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Occupational Exposure to Chemicals During Pregnancy Increases Miscarriage
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An Underactive Thyroid Is Associated With Pregnancy Complications
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Research on the Link of Fevers During Pregnancy and Miscarriage
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Taking Prenatal Vitamins in Early Pregnancy and Miscarriage Risk
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Will Exposure to Chickenpox During Pregnancy Cause a Miscarriage?
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Aneuploidy Chromosome Abnormality and Miscarriage
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Should You Be Worried About a Nuchal Cord?
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Does Hepatitis Cause Miscarriages?
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Does an Abortion Increase the Risk of Pregnancy Complications?