Results for - Miscarriage - More common than you think

1,914 voters participated in this survey

Miscarriage is the loss of a fetus before it reaches the 20th week of pregnancy. My daughter recently had one and we were all devastated by this news, but later found out just how surprisingly common this is. Would you have some advice to give to one who is grieving the loss of their baby after a miscarriage?

1. Have you or someone you know had a miscarriage?

Yes, I have or know someone who has
58%
1,101 votes
No, I've never had a miscarriage or know anyone who has
17%
329 votes
No, I am a man
12%
223 votes
Not applicable
13%
247 votes

2. If you have had a miscarriage, did you have more than one?

Yes, I've had multiple miscarriages
10%
181 votes
No, I've only had 1 miscarriage
17%
320 votes
Not Applicable
74%
1,399 votes
According to the March of Dimes, did you know that as many as 50% of pregnancies end in miscarriage?

3. According to the March of Dimes, did you know that as many as 50% of pregnancies end in miscarriage?

Yes
17%
324 votes
No
65%
1,228 votes
Not Applicable
18%
348 votes

4. And more than 80% of miscarriages happen before the first 3 months of pregnancy, did you know this?

Yes
43%
810 votes
No
40%
758 votes
Not Applicable
17%
332 votes
Our daughter was having a hard time with her miscarriage, and a friend offered that I give her this advice:

5. Our daughter was having a hard time with her miscarriage, and a friend offered that I give her this advice: "Write a letter to your baby, about your plans, how you feel, maybe even the name you had chosen and then either keep it in a safe place, or burn it and scatter the ashes." Do you think this is was good advice?

Yes
55%
1,048 votes
No
14%
269 votes
Not Applicable
31%
583 votes
06/16/2016 Health & Fitness 1914 33 By: BelLise

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