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Miscarriage occurs in excess of 15% of all pregnancies, with the most probable reasons for miscarriage being genetic or medical. The frequency with which pregnancy loss occurs means that its effects can be felt by all, from rich to poor. With admission of miscarriage quite rare from what might be considered a famous person; it is even rarer from a rapper, as recently Jay-Z admitted that he and wife Beyonce had previously lost a baby.
“Last time the miscarriage was so tragic” is Jay-Z’s reference in the song ‘Glory’ to the baby the couple lost during pregnancy. Thankfully the couple gave birth to a baby girl (Blue Ivy) in January of this year.
An estimated 60% of pregnancy losses are genetic in nature, meaning dialogue with family regarding any previous miscarriages is important. Also, the possibility of pregnancy loss increases significantly with age, as a woman of 42 has an astonishing 50% probability of miscarriage.
While a number of medical conditions can affect pregnancy, the challenge remains for a number of couples in becoming pregnant in the first place. Medical advances are improving the prospects of pregnancy for a number of would-be mothers and fathers as infertility specialists not only adopt but advance technologies to ensure the greatest probability of success. A visit to an infertility clinic can prove valuable in resolving or assisting in queries one should have, while organising the most effective treatment if necessary.
The aspiration to have a child will remain for many couples as the challenges posed by miscarriage and infertility can be surmounted. Maternal and paternal ambitions are aligned as couples strive to pursue their ambition parenthood; or as Jay-Z describes “my greatest creation was you”.