Whether it occurs in the first trimester or later in a pregnancy,
a miscarriage is always an emotionally traumatic event, sometimes
a physically daunting one, and all too often an isolating experience.
Adding to the frustration and disappointment of the 800,000 women
who miscarry every year, busy ob stetricians often lack up-to-date
or specific knowledge about the causes and consequences of this
profound event. From the chromosomal, illness-related, immunological,
and genetic reasons for miscarriage to the diagnostic tests and
surgical procedures now available, this authoritative guide reflects
the latest medical information on why miscarriages do and don't
happen and the best methodologies known for recovery and preparing
to conceive again. Complete with stories from women who have miscarried
and reassuring input from a female doctor, Miscarriage also provides
substantive advice for coping with the anxiety and depression
that often accompany the loss of pregnancy.