I recently spoke with therapist, author and infertility advocate Victoria Hopewell about my experiences with miscarriage. The American Pregnancy Association states that miscarriage "is the most common type of pregnancy loss, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage." A miscarriage can happen for many different reasons. RESOLVE has a great information regarding why a woman may miscarry: http://www.resolve.org/diagnosis-management/infertility-diagnosis/common-causes-of-miscarriage.html Unfortunately, some women may never know exactly whey she miscarried. Miscarriage for anyone is devastating, but when a woman is also struggling with infertility and then miscarriages after finally becoming pregnant, it seems especially cruel.
In the following radio interview I talk to Victoria about my experience having 4 miscarriages and the road to diagnose my balanced translocation, a genetic mutation affecting the majority of my eggs that causes recurrent pregnancy loss.