What do Catholics believe about miscarriages?

God allows miscarriages in his permissive will, but these tragic losses are incredibly difficult for us to understand.

The word “miscarriage” has a poor connotation: losing a child in the womb is not the fault of the mother. Although we may never understand on this side of heaven why these painful losses happen, we can trust God’s providence and know that his plan is always for good.

“It’s hard to imagine that God would take that initiative unless heaven was ultimately the destiny.”

For families who have experienced a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death, please find more Catholic resources for hope and healing here. You are not alone in your loss.