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8 myths about pregnancy and miscarriage

Updated: Oct 14, 2020

In the decade and a half that I spent researching my book “The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America,” I discussed pregnancy and miscarriage with hundreds of fellow parents at the playground, and with fellow historians at professional conferences. The same common, incorrect assumptions came up again and again. Many were assumptions I had shared before I started my research, and before I experienced a miscarriage...

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