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A 31-year-old female asked:

I was wondering if stress can cause an early miscarriage?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 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!
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 40 years experience
The cause of most early miscarriages are genetic. Other causes are not well understood.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can stress cause a miscarriage?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 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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