Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month - “I Had a Miscarriage”

Updated: Oct 15, 2020

"I had a miscarriage." Those were four words I never thought I'd have to say, but I knew it was possible with the rate of miscarriages being so high especially when it’s the first pregnancy. However, it’s rarely ever talked about. I decided to write about this because I want to bring awareness to pregnancy loss because I’ve noticed many people don’t really know what to say or how to react when one goes through a miscarriage. I also feel most people don't know why women have miscarriages. Heck, I didn't even know until it happened to me and I began researching.

Miscarriages happen for numerous reasons, and I know many people tend to think it's from stress, but let me just tell you based on my research and talking to doctors, stress is actually NOT one of the causes. There's actually little to no evidence in stress being related at all. This great article on Parenting explains the 7 most common reasons & the number one cause has to do with chromosomal abnormalities. The others are mostly related to disorders and health, or a problem in the development of the embryo. Ironically, stress is not mentioned in this article at all nor in others I looked at so I think we can put that theory to rest for now.