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  MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Miscarriage
A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not elective or therapeutic abortion procedures, which a woman may choose to have done.
Among known pregnancies, the rate of miscarriage is approximately 10% and usually occurs between the 7th and 12th weeks of pregnancy.
If a miscarriage occurs, the tissue passed from the vagina should be examined to determine if it was a fetus or a hydatidiform mole.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001488.htm   (914 words)

  Understanding miscarriage
Miscarriage is a relatively common experience — but that doesn't make it any easier.
Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy without obvious cause before the 20th week.
After one miscarriage, your risk of miscarriage is the same as that of a woman who's never had a miscarriage.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/PR/00097.html   (1252 words)

 Miscarriage : American Pregnancy Association
Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Pregnancy can be such an exciting time, but with the great number of recognized miscarriages that occur, it is beneficial to be informed about miscarriage, in the unfortunate event that you find yourself or someone you know faced with one.
Miscarriage is inevitable when there is a dilation or effacement of the cervix and/or there is rupture of the membranes.
www.americanpregnancy.org /pregnancycomplications/miscarriage.html   (1424 words)

 NHS Direct - Health encyclopaedia - Miscarriage
Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy before 24 weeks.
Approximately one quarter of pregnancies ends in miscarriage around a quarter of a million in the UK each year.
The large majority of women who have a miscarriage go on to have a successful pregnancy next time.
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk /articles/article.aspx?articleId=249   (82 words)

 Miscarriage Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis by MedicineNet.com
Miscarriage occurs in about 15-20% of all recognized pregnancies, and usually occurs before the 13th week of pregnancy.
The actual percentage of miscarriages is estimated to be as high as 50% of all pregnancies, since many miscarriages occur without the woman ever having known she was pregnant.
A woman who may be showing the signs of a possible miscarriage (such as vaginal bleeding) may hear the term "threatened abortion" used to describe her situation.
www.medicinenet.com /miscarriage/article.htm   (395 words)

 Understanding miscarriage
Between 50 and 70 percent of first trimester miscarriages are thought to be random events caused by chromosomal abnormalities in the fertilized egg.
In other cases, a miscarriage is caused by problems that occur during the delicate process of early development — for example, when an egg doesn't implant properly in the uterus or an embryo has structural defects that don't allow it to continue developing.
Some miscarriages are first suspected during a routine prenatal visit, when the doctor or midwife can't hear the baby's heartbeat or notices that your uterus isn't growing as it should be.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/pregnancy/pregcomplications/252.html   (3022 words)

 Miscarriage Encyclopedia of Medicine - Find Articles
A miscarriage is often a traumatic event for both partners, and can cause feelings similar to the loss of a child or other member of the family.
In about 17% of cases, miscarriage is caused by an abnormal hormonal imbalance that interferes with the ability of the uterus to support the growing embryo.
Although it may be psychologically difficult, if a woman has a miscarriage at home she should try to collect any material she passes in a clean container for analysis in a laboratory.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2601/is_0009/ai_2601000900   (945 words)

 Medical References: Miscarriage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Miscarriage is pregnancy loss that occurs before 20 weeks, before the fetus is able to survive outside the womb.
Second-trimester miscarriage often is caused by problems with the uterus (such as an abnormally shaped uterus) or by a weakened cervix that dilates prematurely.
Most parents who suffer repeated miscarriages have normal chromosomes; however, there is a 2 to 4 percent chance that either partner carries a chromosomal rearrangement that does not affect his or her health, but can cause chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus that can result in miscarriage.
www.marchofdimes.com /professionals/681_1192.asp   (2064 words)

 Pregnancy and Miscarriage - WebMD
A miscarriage is the loss (death) of a baby before the 20th week of pregnancy.
The medical term for a miscarriage is spontaneous abortion, but the condition is not an abortion in the common definition of that term.
Studies show that the risk of miscarriage is 12% to 15% for women in their 20s and rises to about 25% for women at age 40.
www.webmd.com /infertility-and-reproduction/guide/pregnancy-miscarriage   (437 words)

 Miscarriage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Miscarriage is usually defined as an early pregnancy loss.
The most common signs of miscarriage are vaginal spotting or bleeding, passing of tissue, and cramping.
Treatment for miscarriage in early pregnancy includes a procedure to remove the fetus and other tissues if they have not all been naturally passed.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/peds_hrpregnant/miscar.cfm   (491 words)

Unless your miscarriage has been examined by an expert (and there are very few people in the world who can and will do this), then you don't know.
If the conditions that caused the first miscarriage are still present then there is a risk of a further miscarriage.
A structural abnormality of the uterus that causes miscarriage might be corrected by an operation.
www.itsnatural.com.au /miscarriage.shtml   (794 words)

 Women's Health Advisor 2005.4: Miscarriage
A miscarriage is the spontaneous ending of a pregnancy before the 20th week of pregnancy.
Most miscarriages are thought to happen because there is something wrong with the baby, such as a genetic problem.
If an incomplete miscarriage is not diagnosed and treated, you may continue to bleed and the tissue left in your uterus may become infected.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/wha/wha_miscar_crs.htm   (1456 words)

 Miscarriage Spontaneous Abortion Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Data also indicate that the miscarriage rate increases as females' age and some studies indicate that 75% of women over 45 will experience miscarriage.
Miscarriage's three main causes include anatomic, where there are uterine abnormalities, genetic causes, or hormonal disorders.
Miscarriage is associated with genetic abnormalities of the fetus and couples experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss should have a genetic evaluation, however, this is a rare cause of miscarriage.
www.havingbabies.com /miscarriage.html   (332 words)

Since this is such a common and serious problem, it is important to understand the causes of miscarriage, the appropriate evaluation for patients who have recurrent miscarriages, and what to say (and not say) to a friend or loved one who has had a miscarriage.
Once a miscarriage is diagnosed, the patient has the option of awaiting passage of all the placental tissue, or having a D&C (dilatation and curettage) of the uterus to remove the tissue via outpatient surgery.
Miscarriage is common and may be caused by a number of problems.
medicalreporter.health.org /tmr0397/miscarriage0397.html   (1518 words)

 Pregnancy Information: Miscarriage
Miscarriages are often referred to as spontaneous abortions, because they can happen without warning.
Up to 50% of pregnancies are actually thought to end in miscarriage, however, many of these pregnancy losses occur before the woman even knows she is pregnant.
The risk of miscarriage increases as you age, with women over the age of 40 having a 30% chance of experiencing a miscarriage.
www.epigee.org /pregnancy/miscarriage.html   (858 words)

 Information about Miscarriage
A miscarriage, also called a spontaneous abortion is the loss of a fetus during pregnancy due to natural causes.
Most miscarriages are caused by a fetal death due caused by genetic abnormalities.
A miscarriage may also occur if the mother is over 35 years of age, has diabetes, scleroderma, thyroid problems or smokes.
www.mamashealth.com /women/miss.asp   (353 words)

 Miscarriage Help: Coping Emotionally After a Miscarriage
As with any loss, it is normal for couples to feel grief after a miscarriage.
Miscarriage can also cause a woman to feel intense anger and jealousy towards other women, even friends, who are pregnant.
Miscarriages can make men nervous to talk to their partners.
www.womens-health.co.uk /miscarr.htm   (963 words)

Suffering a miscarriage is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a woman, and to her partner.
A miscarriage, which is also known as 'spontaneous abortion', occurs when a baby (foetus) is lost spontaneously before the 24th week of pregnancy.
The national average for miscarriages is 1 in 4, so one would have expected to see some miscarriages, especially in those couples who had already experienced a miscarriage.
www.marilynglenville.com /general/miscarriage.htm   (2566 words)

 Miscarriage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The risk of miscarriage among previously infertile women who have conceived is similar to that among women without fertility problems, and is generally quoted to be between 10 and 20% of recognized conceptions.
Because miscarriages are relatively common, and because a single miscarriage does not predict the occurrence of another, it is not usually appropriate to launch a diagnostic evaluation into the cause of an isolated miscarriage.
The risk of miscarriage and chromosomal abnormality of an embryo or baby increases with parental age, especially that of the mother.
www.ohiorepromed.com /miscarrg.htm   (372 words)

 Miscarriage Help
Miscarriage: "They just expect it to be over and for us to have moved on."
I hate for the words to even escape me, but when people begin viewing miscarriage for what it truly is, the loss of YOUR BABY and all the hopes and dreams you had for your baby, things should change for the better.
Read hundreds of miscarriage comments and/or post your own by clicking here There are now over 400 comments and responses so it takes a bit to load.
www.miscarriagehelp.com   (3840 words)

 Ireland's Miscarriage Association
Sometimes, when we are faced with miscarriage, we feel lost and alone and feel like we are the only one that this has happened to.
We soon realise that miscarriage is much more common than that.
The Miscarriage Association of Ireland holds Support Meetings, once a month in Dublin, where people can meet in a supportive environment and if they wish they can share their experiences with others who have had similar experiences.
www.miscarriage.ie   (374 words)

 Miscarriage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy before 24 weeks, with most miscarriages actually occurring during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
This is referred to as a 'silent miscarriage', and can be very distressing for the woman and her partner.
Following one miscarriage, the risk of the next pregnancy being a miscarriage is not increased beyond the overall risk of one in eight.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/miscarriage.htm   (1102 words)

A miscarriage (also termed spontaneous abortion) is any pregnancy that spontaneously ends before the fetus can survive.
The bleeding and pain with threatened miscarriage are usually mild and the cervical os (the mouth of the womb) is closed.
A miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy ends without obvious cause before the fetus is capable of survival, typically corresponsing to the twentieth to 22
www.emedicinehealth.com /miscarriage/article_em.htm   (407 words)

Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy before the growing baby is born.
A miscarriage is your body's way of dealing with a baby that was not growing normally.
After a miscarriage, you may have headaches, problems sleeping, little interest in eating, and feelings of fatigue.
www.healthsquare.com /mc/fgmc0206.htm   (1087 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions About Miscarriage
Often the cause of the miscarriage is not determined.
When you have a friend that has had a miscarriage there is a lot you can do to help her.
Miscarriage is one of the most devastating experiences that can happen to a woman.
www.justmommies.com /articles/faq-miscarriage.shtml   (851 words)

Almost one-third of miscarriages may occur as a late menstrual period, even before a woman knows for certain that she is pregnant.
A small study of infertile women and women with a history of miscarriage suggests that low levels of magnesium may impair reproductive function, and may contribute to miscarriage.
Miscarriage and use of multi-vitamins or folic acid.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsConditions/Miscarriagecc.html   (2070 words)

 Pregnancy - Miscarriage risks - soFeminine.co.uk
Despite the fact that around 30% of pregancies result in miscarriage, the subject is still taboo.
Miscarriages cause heartache to over 200 000 women, and their loved ones, every year.
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www.sofeminine.co.uk /m/mother/pregnancy-miscarriage.html   (103 words)

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