Hey guys, I think we have all seen each other go one thing or another and this time I need your help. Well, my sister was pregnant for about 9 weeks, she hadn't been feeling well during the past couple of days so she went to the ER. The ultrasound and bloodwork they did confirmed the fetus had been dead for about 4 weeks. The fetus is still inside her, I'm surprised she hasn't miscarried yet. I don't know how to feel about it, I didn't really have much time to get attached to the baby-to-be but it was going to be the first neice/nephew in our family and my parents' first grandchild. We were all excited and we were buying some baby clothes, thinking of names and gathering ideas of how to decorate the baby's room in their new house so it is disappointing and sad. Here is couple of questions I have, maybe you guys can help? 1. My sister was taking birth control pills for some time before deciding it was time to get pregnant. I've heard this can make pregnancies difficult. Do you guys have any info on this? Do you think the death of fetus was due to this? This is of interest to me also, my wife has been taking the "pill" for a number of years now and we would eventually like to start a family in a few years and if this will affect our chances of having a family then I would rather her not take it at all. 2. My mother had three miscarriages on different occasions but was still able to have three children. Is there something genetic that my sister could have inherited that would put her at higher risk of having miscarriages or unable to carry a pregnancy to term? Thanks, any help would be much appreciated.