This article is also noted on feministing, which I usually find to be a very astute and open minded blog. However, I think that they fail to really analyze this article. They point out that the article states that underweight women have a higher chance of miscarriage. Ok, so that's great. Body image. Don't worry about weighing a flat 100 pounds.
But... the article goes on to say this:
Women who aren't married, women who are living with a partner, and women who have had terminated pregnancies are also at higher risk of miscarriage.
This was a survey of 6600 women ages 18-55. I don't know enough about science, but once again, this seems to me to reinforce the ideology that women must abide by certain social rules or risk losing a baby. The guilt factor. Along with this, I'd say this is pretty darn damning evidence.
Along with the idea that women are to blame for most things, you're also to blame if you lose a baby. This is such bullshit, I feel. Of course, I've never endured it, but I'd say that losing a baby is pretty much a difficult-enough experience without factoring in the government and science trying to tell you that the reason you lost your baby was one of any number of things YOU are responsible for. Wow.