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#1 of 4 Old 11-27-2008, 09:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I lost my mom last year, and it is hard to be pregnant without having her to "mom" me and give advice. I know that many pg symptoms and complications are hereditary, so it would be good for me to find this stuff out. When I brought this up with my dad today, he said he couldnt remember any problems except that they had an m/c in the 2nd trimester, but went on to have me soon after. They never tested to find out what happened, but it has made me slightly nervous. I will try to ask more ?'s later, but I know its a painful subject for him.

Is the rate or occurrence of m/c's hereditary?

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Probably not, unless your mom had repeated miscarriages. How many live, healthy children does she have? Having one miscarriage does not increase the risk of having another in a future pregnancy and make you a "habitual" miscarry-er (like my new word?). Some of the rare genetic or chromosomal stuff may be genetic, but the vast majority of m/c's occur because of random problems with cell division, implantation etc.


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Thanks for the reply. My mom had two of us healthy, full term, and one m/c. I guess I was concerned because I never knew much about what happened and I know 2nd trimester m/c's are more rare.

I think the worrying phase of being pg for the first time is beginning!

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My mom had a miscarriage at 22 or 23 weeks due to cytolomegavirus. Nothing genetic about that one.

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