A 31-year-old member asked:
Can stress cause a miscarriage?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbothamanswered
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Probably not: It is common to assume that mental stress can cause a miscarriage, but there is no evidence to support that. Women who do miscarry are inherently stressed, but that does not cause the miscarriage.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Can a lot of stress and fighting cause a miscarriage ?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Pattersonanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Stress shouldn't: Fighting can if u have been physically hit or abused ( hopefully not), but if u still are fighting u should both go for counseling before it gets worse.
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 31-year-old female asked:
I was wondering if stress can cause an early miscarriage?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
Not likely. A healthy pregnancy would not be lost due to stress of daily life. About 25% of early pregnancies are lost, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. Usually the only manifestation is a slightly heavy, delayed period. Wish you good health!
Answered May 22, 2021
Last updated Nov 28, 2014
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