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  •  I've had two miscarriages. . . (none)
    . . .and for at least the first 12 hours each time, the doctors weren't sure that I was miscarrying. They told me I'd have to "wait and see". And neither time was there anything recognizable as "fetal tissue". Not surprising, at only 6 and 10 weeks, respectively.

    And having read a lot of literature about miscarriage, I can tell you this: there would be no way to know when "fetal death" occurs unless the fetus has a heartbeat and you're hooked to a monitor. Sometimes, it takes the body days or weeks to figure out that the embryo/fetus is no longer alive before getting rid of it.

    When only the govemment lacks virtue, there remains a resource in the people's virtue; but when the people itself is corrupted, liberty is already lost.

    by Robespierrette on Fri Jan 07, 2005 at 12:22:36 PM PST

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