Miscarriage

WHAT IS A MISCARRIAGE?

Miscarriage - also referred to as spontaneous abortion or pregnancy loss, is the loss of pregnancy before 20 weeks of pregnancy. The embryo or fetus cannot survive on its own outside the uterus that early in pregnancy. The medical term for miscarriage is spontaneous abortion.

No, you are not alone and it is not your fault. Many of us who experience miscarriage are not aware that it is fairly common. For every 10 pregnancies, 1 to 2 end in miscarriage. Miscarriage is most likely to happen early in pregnancy — in fact, 8 out of 10 miscarriages happen in the first three months of pregnancy.

We are here to help you understand why miscarriages happen, how to know if you are having one, and what to do if you have had more than 2 miscarriages.

What are the causes of miscarriage?
What are the signs & symptoms of miscarriage?
What should I do if I think I am having a miscarriage?
What if I have had more than one miscarriage?

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