Baby Your Baby | Stories - Miscarriages
Wednesday, April 23 2014, 09:23 AM MDT
(KUTV) Studies show that up to 50% of all pregnancies will end in a miscarriage. In fact, a miscarriage is the most common complication of early pregnancy. Anyone who has ever experienced a miscarriage knows it is devastating. Jessica Lindsay was 14 weeks into her pregnancy when she had a miscarriage. “They did an ultrasound then they couldn’t find a heartbeat.” A year later, she would suffer a second miscarriage. “I couldn’t tell my husband because I felt like I had done something wrong,” said Jessica. “Or I was the problem and it was something I had done that had contributed to the loss of this child.”
Jessica’s loss is something many women will experience. “It is very hard on a mother when she loses a pregnancy because I believe that bonding between a mother and her fetus occurs very early in the pregnancy.” Doctor Donna Dizon-Townson specializes in fetal medicine at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. She says there are different factors that may cause a miscarriage. “Early on during pregnancy, a lot of miscarriages are related to genetic or chromosomal abnormalities.”
Dr. Dizon-Townson says after a miscarriage, most women will have a successful pregnancy down the road. A year after her second miscarriage, Jessica found out she was pregnant. “I was nervous because I thought it was going to be more of the same. I had a hard time getting attached to the baby up until that point because I was afraid I was going to lose it.” The pregnancy would be a healthy one and about 2 months ago, she gave birth to William. He now joins his three older siblings.

Jessica has advice for other women out there who may be grieving the loss of their own. “Time lessens that pain. I would tell them not to give up on trying to have kids. That there is always light at the end of the tunnel.”
Dr. Dizon-Townson tells us one way to help prevent a miscarriage it to be in the best physical health before you try to conceive. She says women should also take folic acid and talk to their doctor about any underlying medical problems.
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