Loss of pregnancy from the womb before it is viable (capable of surviving independently outside the womb). Doctors usually use the term abortion instead of miscarriage. However, this is confusing to the layman who understands abortion as meaning the deliberate termination of pregnancy rather than accidental loss of a pregnancy.
a truly sad thing no matter how many children a person has, and I believe that no-one can fully imagine from outside the feelings of the Crown Princess at having to endure such an experience with her first pregnancy
Interruption of pregnancy prior to the 7th month. Usually used to refer to an expulsion of the fetus which starts without being induced by medical intervention. Approximately 25% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage. This is a very inexact number, because many embryos are rejected by the woman's body before she is aware that she is pregnant. Sometimes, it occurs sufficiently early in pregnancy that the woman is unaware of the event.
The involutary loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks, estimated to end 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies. More than 80 percent of miscarriages occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, many before a woman even knows she's pregnant.
Premature expulsion of a fetus from the uterus. Also called spontaneous abortion. Neural tube defect: Any of several congenital defects of the brain and spinal cord caused by the incomplete closing of the neural tube.
a pregnancy loss that occurs before 20 weeks, before the fetus is able to survive outside the womb. Most miscarriages occur within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy (the first trimester). The cause of a miscarriage is not always known, but it is usually a sign that the pregnancy is not developing normally. Some known causes of miscarriages include chromosomal defects, hormonal problems, infection, and health problems in the mother.
The spontaneous and involuntary loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks, estimated to occur in 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies. Most miscarriages occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and many occur before a woman even knows she's pregnant.
Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is the natural or spontaneous end of a pregnancy at a stage where the embryo or the fetus is incapable of surviving, generally defined at a gestation of prior to 20 weeks. Miscarriages are the most common complication of pregnancy. The medical term "abortion" refers to any terminated pregnancy, deliberately induced or spontaneous, although in common parlance it refers specifically to active termination of pregnancy.