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Do You Know Your Facts About Miscarriage?

Do You Know Your Facts About Miscarriage?

From the cycles they complete every month, to their ability to house and nurture a growing baby, our bodies are pretty miraculous. But when they let us down, it is hard to understand their ways. Nobody ever said that miscarriage was a pleasant topic of conversation, but it is important to know the facts.

Take our quiz and see how well you understand this bodily function.

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Do You Know Your Facts About Miscarriage?

Approximately what percentage of pregnancies end in miscarriage?

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Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years
If you take a Reproductive Biology class you'll learn exactly how complicated pregnancy is. So many chemical reactions have to happen in the right order in windows only miliseconds big it's no wonder so many zygotes and embryos don't successfully implant.Unfortunately pregnancy is not the simple miracle that people would like to believe. It's an extremely delicate process dependent upon biological factors all working as they should. It is a blessing in disguise that our bodies are sophisticated enough to know when it's not going to work cause we are talking about babies potentially being born without entire systems. Such as digestive tracts, an extremely basic system starting from the forming of the coelom in vertebrae. Without our biological fail safe we would have to deal with euthanasia of babies, more stillborns, and deformities leading to death immediately after birth.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years
If you take a Reproductive Biology class you'll learn exactly how complicated pregnancy is. So many chemical reactions have to happen in the right order in windows only miliseconds big it's no wonder so many zygotes and embryos don't successfully implant. Unfortunately pregnancy is not the simple miracle that people would like to believe. It's an extremely delicate process dependent upon biological factors all working as they should. It is a blessing in disguise that our bodies are sophisticated enough to know when it's not going to work cause we are talking about babies potentially being born without entire systems. Such as digestive tracts, an extremely basic system starting from the forming of the coelom in vertebrae. Without our biological fail safe we would have to deal with euthanasia of babies, more stillborns, and deformities leading to death immediately after birth.
acyl acyl 7 years
"As hard as it is to see it this way, I truly believe that a miscarraige is your bodies way of telling you that this baby was not for you. Your body is rejecting something that would not grow healthy inside of you. It is a blessing in a strage disguise.""I hate it when people say crap like that. You know what would really be a blessing? If the baby would have been able to grow healthy. We're not sad about the miscarriage itself, we're sad because our baby didn't make it and wasn't healthy. "Um, that's what mstraus was saying: Not every pregnancy = healthy baby. Our bodies are amazing in that they know when something's not right and they deal with it. It might annoy you when people say stuff like that but it's true. It's nature doing it's thing.
acyl acyl 7 years
"As hard as it is to see it this way, I truly believe that a miscarraige is your bodies way of telling you that this baby was not for you. Your body is rejecting something that would not grow healthy inside of you. It is a blessing in a strage disguise." "I hate it when people say crap like that. You know what would really be a blessing? If the baby would have been able to grow healthy. We're not sad about the miscarriage itself, we're sad because our baby didn't make it and wasn't healthy. " Um, that's what mstraus was saying: Not every pregnancy = healthy baby. Our bodies are amazing in that they know when something's not right and they deal with it. It might annoy you when people say stuff like that but it's true. It's nature doing it's thing.
handbagbride handbagbride 7 years
Wow, I can't believe the % is so high.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
UrbanBohemian, the high miscarriage rate is constant across most populations. It's like Lawchick said, it sometimes happens so early women don't even know they're pregnant.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 7 years
I was surprised at the high miscarriage percentage too. I'm probably not surprised though. It could be a number of factors: age, smokers, other health problems. The question also didn't say if this was in the United States alone. Perhaps the statistic includes women from other parts of the world as well.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
I wish this was more well-known. My friend just had a miscarriage. She wouldn't have known except that she was tracking her cycle closely since she was trying to get pregnant. She was enormously comforted when she found out how common it was, but it's not like this is something people talk about.
kmckay kmckay 7 years
i agree foxie...having had one i know that i hated when people would say stuff like that
foxie foxie 7 years
"As hard as it is to see it this way, I truly believe that a miscarraige is your bodies way of telling you that this baby was not for you. Your body is rejecting something that would not grow healthy inside of you. It is a blessing in a strage disguise."I hate it when people say crap like that. You know what would really be a blessing? If the baby would have been able to grow healthy. We're not sad about the miscarriage itself, we're sad because our baby didn't make it and wasn't healthy.
foxie foxie 7 years
"As hard as it is to see it this way, I truly believe that a miscarraige is your bodies way of telling you that this baby was not for you. Your body is rejecting something that would not grow healthy inside of you. It is a blessing in a strage disguise." I hate it when people say crap like that. You know what would really be a blessing? If the baby would have been able to grow healthy. We're not sad about the miscarriage itself, we're sad because our baby didn't make it and wasn't healthy.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
1/4, that's terrible.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
1/4, that's terrible.
lawchick lawchick 7 years
good point schnappy. the webmd article kind of freaked me out. My mom had multiple miscarriages and a stillborn and now I'm TTC and find out a history of miscarriages on the mother's side can increase my risk :( Wish I didn't even know that.
schnappycat schnappycat 7 years
lawchick, many miscarriages happen so early that women don't even realize they were pregnant (just thought they had a later or heavier period). These are included in the stat, so it's not quite as alarming as it sounds.
lawchick lawchick 7 years
1 in 4? Oh my gosh, that is so scary!! I guessed 5%!
mstrauss mstrauss 7 years
As hard as it is to see it this way, I truly believe that a miscarraige is your bodies way of telling you that this baby was not for you. Your body is rejecting something that would not grow healthy inside of you. It is a blessing in a strage disguise.
carrieann9016 carrieann9016 7 years
Most doctors tell you betwen 1 - 3 months is how long you should wait to TTC again. After my EP my doc told me she would probably see me again shortly in her office PG. Well that has yet to happen. Some docs tell you that you are more fertile after a m/c.
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