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Is it true that stress, fright, and other emotional distress could cause a miscarriage?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Rarely: It is true that stress increases the risk of miscarriage, but a quick brief stressful episode is not likely to do this.
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Dr. Joseph Pena
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Posible but unlikely: While extreme and severe physical and mental stress may contribute to pregnancy loss, the more common day-to-day stress is unlikely to result in pregnancy loss.
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