Dr. Simckes: Common misunderstandings about miscarriages

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(KTVI) – Nothing is more devastating to expectant parents than to lose a child to miscarriage.  There are so many questions and sometimes, guilt.

A new survey hopes to clear up some of the commonly misunderstood causes of miscarriage.

Dr. Elan Simckes from the Fertility Partnership explains.

  • The most common cause of miscarriages is a genetic abnormality.
  • Many believed that miscarriage could be caused by a stressful event (76%), by lifting a heavy object (64%), or previous use of oral contraception (22%) or IUD (28%).
  • Of those who had had a miscarriage, 40% felt that they had done something wrong to cause the miscarriage; 27% felt ashamed; 40% felt alone; and 47% felt guilty.
  • 78% want to know the cause, even though they could not prevent it.

You can learn more from Dr. Simckes and the Fertility Partnership.com

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