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My understanding is that yes, it was a second "miscarriage". Although not a traditional miscarriage, but rather the fetus had time-traveled, which of course lead to the unborn baby's death, as it could not survive outside the mother's womb.
Henry does have a relationship with another woman named Ingrid in the book. This takes place before he meets Clare. Ingrid doesn't appear in the movie, but it's her lipstick that Clare finds in the book, so I assume it was hers as well in the film, but they just dropped the character due to time/budget constraints. I've only seen the film once, but I don'...
I'm not sure about the movie, but in the book he does meet himself a few times. I particularly remember an incident when teenage Henry met himself and decided to ... experiment.
Henry dressed like a drag queen because he would steal clothes from the first store he came across every time, so that may be a reason. The reason for that lipstick looks like it's from a previous relationship to another woman before meeting with Clare. This also becomes clear to me after Bill the Lizard's answer.
In many books and movies dealing with time travel, there is the implicit (and occasionally explicit) 'rule' that the traveler never changes anything, because it may 'alter the course of history.' Think Back to the Future, Hot Tub Time Machine, The Terminator, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and 12 Monkeys, just to name a few. This 'rule' likely ...
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