This study published online in May in the Obstetrics & Gynecology journal called "A National Survey on Public Perceptions of Miscarriage" asked about perceptions about miscarriage. Not surprisingly, most who answered the questionnaire have many misconceptions about miscarriage.
Respondents to the survey erroneously believed that miscarriage is a rare complication of pregnancy, with the majority believing that it occurred in 5% or less of all pregnancies (it actually happens in over 50% of all pregnancies).
There were also widespread misconceptions about causes of miscarriage (the causes are often unknown though chromosomal anomalies are frequent).
Those who had experienced a miscarriage frequently felt guilty, isolated, and alone. Identifying a potential cause of the miscarriage may have an effect on patients' psychological and emotional responses.