Miscarriages are more common than you may think.
Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. Miscarriage is a naturally occurring event that is most commonly caused by chromosome problems that make it impossible for the baby to develop.
That's one reason why it is important to make sure that you have a viable pregnancy before considering an abortion decision. Experts estimate that 1 in 4 known pregnancies end in miscarriage.
Every woman handles miscarriage differently, and there is no right or wrong way to react to pregnancy loss. At HeartReach Center, we want to be a tangible resource to women (and men) who need pregnancy answers or support. Sometimes, that includes walking alongside our clients through a miscarriage experience. If you have experienced a miscarriage and would like someone to talk to, please reach out and schedule an appointment.
If you're looking for more answers right now on miscarriage or are interested in an online resource, we often refer our clients to Love Surrounds. It is a local organization based in the Mat-Su Valley. Their website includes information that will help you understand miscarriage as well as personal stories and support services.