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May 6th, 2008, 07:40 PM
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I dont know if maybe someone has seen something on the news or a website, but I heard rumors that in the past 10 years MC have been on the rise. Is it our environment, the food we eat?
If your older, do you remember so many of these happening back in the day?
I have had 2 possible MC and one official MC December of last year.
I just feel for all you women! I dont see why our bodies are doing this.
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May 6th, 2008, 10:58 PM
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I don't know if they're happening more often, but I'd bet that women are more aware of them due to HPTs. I know my dad's mother, and possibly her mother as well, suffered from recurrent m/c's, and my grandmother was born in 1903 and her mother in 1873. Both had two children in the days when other women of their generations had 10 or more, and I know for a fact that my grandmother had MANY MANY miscarriages, and I suspect her mother did as well. There is a line of women on that side of the family with only 1-2 children in the days before birth control, when most women had a baby every other year.
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May 7th, 2008, 12:38 AM
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I think I've heard that about the HPT's. I would also think the increase in incidence of fertility treatments might have something to do with it because patients are monitored closely. Even just one generation back they didn't do ultrasounds, at least according to my mom In a way it's nice that we can monitor our pregnancies but in a way I almost wish I hadn't known! Then again, if I didn't know, I wouldn't have been able to take steps to prevent it from happening again.

There might be an actual increase in the number of miscarriages happening... I wouldn't be surprised, due to factors such as older women TTC (like me!), more environmental pollutants etc. My doctor told me not to drink tap water after conceiving because there is a chemical that causes miscarriage. Yikes!
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May 7th, 2008, 06:38 AM
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There might be an actual increase in the number of miscarriages happening... I wouldn't be surprised, due to factors such as older women TTC (like me!), more environmental pollutants etc. My doctor told me not to drink tap water after conceiving because there is a chemical that causes miscarriage. Yikes![/b]
In the days before birth control, ALL WOMEN of EVERY AGE who were married were basically NT/NP--unless they drew the line and cut off all sexual activity with their husbands (which did happen occasionally, as I heard from another of my great-grandmothers--LOL!) I have done extensive genealogy on my family and have traced it back to the early 1800s (and even further back in some cases), and I can attest that MOST of the women in my family tree had one or more children after the age of 40.
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May 7th, 2008, 12:17 PM
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I think I've heard that about the HPT's. I would also think the increase in incidence of fertility treatments might have something to do with it because patients are monitored closely. Even just one generation back they didn't do ultrasounds, at least according to my mom In a way it's nice that we can monitor our pregnancies but in a way I almost wish I hadn't known! Then again, if I didn't know, I wouldn't have been able to take steps to prevent it from happening again.

There might be an actual increase in the number of miscarriages happening... I wouldn't be surprised, due to factors such as older women TTC (like me!), more environmental pollutants etc. My doctor told me not to drink tap water after conceiving because there is a chemical that causes miscarriage. Yikes![/b]
OMG that is crazy! Is that everywhere or just in your area?
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May 7th, 2008, 06:07 PM
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I believe that they are not on the rise just that technology is better at detecting them now-a-days. Back then the tests and equipment wasn't nearly as sensitive as it is now. My doctor even said that if the early HPT's hadn't come out no one would really know when they truly lost a baby early on because they would deem it a late cycle or something of that sort.
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May 8th, 2008, 12:15 AM
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I am picking that the 'increase' is due to women finding out they are pregnant very early on, because of the sensitivity of - and availability of HPT's today... I would imagine that it's also to do with the increase in fertility treatments?
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