Moms Who Miscarry Benefit from Going to Church, Research Shows

Pregnancy loss happens to as many as one in five pregnant women before the 12th week. Yet researchers have found the topic remains a social taboo, often considered almost a nonevent because of the lack of status accorded to a developing child in the early stages in the womb.  There is some hopeful news, however, for couples grieving over the loss of an unborn child.  Some new studies are finding there is one area of life that can have a significant positive effect on the mental health of women dealing with miscarriages: faith.  In a new study analyzing six waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Youth, sociologist Richard Petts of Ball State University found that religion may increase mental health and be an important coping mechanism for women dealing with pregnancy loss.  Read more: