For many women, myself included, it can be very important for our grieving process to understand why a miscarriage happened. It is estimated that 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage with most of those occurring within the first trimester (12 weeks).
Personally I was very focused on the WHY. It wasn’t very simple for my story because I ended up having a few factors that contributed to my 10 losses. I felt relieved when I understood the why – that it wasn’t something I was doing wrong.
Often times the cause of miscarriage can not be determined, though most miscarriages in the first trimester are thought to be a result of a chromosomal abnormality.
There are 6 other main factors that can contribute to a miscarriage – click through to find out more.
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