It’s widly “known” that losses are not genetic. Doctors say there is no way that the trait can be passed down from either parent. Yet, when you ask the board if any of their immediate family members have had a loss, more say yes than no.
Interestingly, though, more say no than yes when it comes to infertility (secondary or initially) with a good chunk unsure.
The top Google searches when you type in “Are miscarriages….” pops up with genetic and hereditary. That’s not a coincidence.
Once you’ve had a loss, you know how much it’s out there, like a new world has been exposed. But why does it seem to pop up a lot in your own family?
Searching online and talking to doctors seem to bring up nothing. They’ll say it’s a fluke, a genetic abnormality (of your LO, not you) or that it’s just a coincidence. There seem to have been no true studies into why they seem prevalent in families.
Perhaps one day,family losses will be a factor into your monitoring during your own pregnancy. Maybe it will help to boost your check-ins or ultrasounds or even just your betas.
Until then, we’ll keep on keepin on.
Interesting articles to read:
Multiple Miscarriages Linked To Gene– from 2001