Miscarriage

Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks. Usually miscarriage happens because the fetus isn't developing as it should. Miscarriage is common. About 15% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, usually before the 12th week of pregnancy (during the first trimester).

Some miscarriages happen even before a woman knows she is pregnant. Miscarriage can be a traumatic, emotional experience. Most women who have miscarriages go on to have successful pregnancies later on. A second miscarriage occurs in only about 1% of women. However, some women may have multiple miscarriages.

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Review Date: 11/22/2016  

Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by the A.D.A.M Editorial team.

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