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Lisa Stelly The 28-year-old wife of Jack Osbourne recently announced that she had lost her baby boy in a late-term miscarriage with Dr Craig Lennox REALITY TV star Jack Osbourne's wife Lisa has sadly lost her baby after miscarrying in the second trimester of her pregnancy.

The couple have a young daughter, Pearl, and were expecting a little boy.

Miscarriages are unfortunately very common. It is estimated that one in five pregnancies will spontaneously miscarry.

Three out of four miscarriages occur in the first trimester and are usually due to a problem with the foetus - it is not able to survive.

Miscarriage in the second trimester can be caused by foetal or maternal factors.

Long-term health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure or lupus make miscarriage more likely. Some drugs cause problems with the baby so check your medication with your GP if you are trying to get pregnant.

Infections such as rubella, HIV or toxoplasmosis also increase the risk. Some women have an unusually shaped womb, which can also cause the miscarriage. This is unlikely in Lisa's case because she has already carried a baby to term.

There are some myths about miscarriage that are worth clearing up. Studies have not shown a link between exercising, working, having sex or lifting and an increased risk of miscarriage.

Similarly, stress or depression, or a nasty shock do not make it more likely.

In many cases, the cause of the miscarriage is unknown and, in most others, there was nothing the parents or doctors could have done to prevent it.

Many women do go on to have a healthy baby after one or even several miscarriages.

'In many cases, the cause of miscarriage is unknown'
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 11, 2013
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