Palo Alto, California 94303

  • Miscarriage


Studies have shown that a majority of pregnancies that end in miscarriage are due to a chromosome abnormality usually involving a duplicated or missing chromosome. Often this happens by chance and is not likely to occur in future pregnancies. For many women, a miscarriage can be a traumatic experience and can cause feelings of loss and grief. The option of genetic testing, such as karyotyping, may offer an explanation for the miscarriage and may help some women find closure in their loss. However, no literature exists on a women's experience with genetic testing following a miscarriage. This assumption that the knowledge that can be gained from karyotyping may be a positive experience for a woman following a miscarriage should be studied and the results published. This study will address whether routine karyotyping should be offered following a miscarriage for the purpose of benefiting the patient's experience.


Inclusion Criteria: - The inclusion criteria for this project will be females, 18 years or older, of any ethnicity that have had a 1st trimester miscarriage within the last one year, who currently reside in the US and have done so for the past one year. Exclusion Criteria: - Exclusion criteria will be males, females younger than 18 years of age, females with a miscarriage over one year, non-US residents and US residents where the miscarriage occurred outside of the US.



Primary Contact:

Diem T Huynh, B.S.
Phone: 650-483-5827

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Location Contact:

Palo Alto, California 94303
United States

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Site Status: Recruiting

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Date Processed: November 27, 2022

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