A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy also known as a spontaneous abortion. A miscarriage is a pregnancy that ends on its own, usually during the first 10-12 weeks of the pregnancy, and up to the 20th pregnancy week. Up to 50% of all pregnancies and 20-30% of diagnosed pregnancies will end in miscarriage. The majority of miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy, shortly after implantation, that many women did not realize that they were pregnant. Many of these women didn’t even know that they were pregnant. Most miscarriages are due to a chromosomal abnormality (a damaged egg or sperm), and the older a woman is the more likely a miscarriage will happen. Only few miscarriages happen because of hormonal problems, trauma, improper implantation, exposure to toxic substances, radiation, substance abuse, or severe malnourishment.

Trying To Get Pregnant: Pre-Trimester Pregnancy Guide

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3 Most Common Questions About Pregnancy Sex

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Clomiphene and Miscarriages

What is the risk of a miscarriage after clomiphene? ... read more »

Aspirin Or Other Treatments For Recurrent Miscarriage

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Is Depo Provera-Harmful to the Fetus?

After Depo Provera there is an unlikely risk of fetal malformations. ... read more »

No wait needed to get pregnant again after a miscarriage

 A miscarriage should not deter you from planning your next pregnancy and get pregnant right away. ... read more »

Pregnancy After Miscarriage Safer Within Six Months

A study on the website for the British Medical Journal reveals women who wait six months or less to get pregnant after a miscarriage are more likely to conceive and carry a fetus full-term. The study was completed in Scotland. Researchers noted that the results could be relevant to populations like Scotland, developing countries may wish to continue following the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO). ... read more »

Phentermine - Diet, Pregnancy, and Miscarriage

Phentermine is categorized as category C in pregnancy because it is chemically related to amphetamines, which have been shown to cause miscarriages and birth defects. ... read more »

Should I Continue Taking my Medications During Pregnancy?

Most medications are safe in pregnancy. Before discontinuing or stopping any medication because of a pregnancy, it's important to talk to your doctor. ... read more »

DES Exposure

DES (diethylstilbestrol) is a synthetic form of estrogen, a female hormone. There is some evidence that the risk of tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, miscarriage, and premature delivery is increased for a DES-exposed daughter. ... read more »

Caffeinated Sodas In Pregnancy

Caffeine and other ingredients in sodas like Coke or Pepsi may worry many women because they are unsure if it will harm the baby. ... read more »

Time of Implantation and Loss of Pregnancy

In most successful human pregnancies, the conceptus implants 8 to 10 days after ovulation. The risk of early pregnancy loss increases with later implantation. ... read more »

Are Caffeine and Soda Safe to Consume During Pregnancy?

Are caffeine and soda safe to consume when trying to conceive and during pregnancy? How much caffeine is too much when trying to conceive and during pregnancy? ... read more »

Waterbed

Is is safe to use a waterbed while we try to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy? ... read more »

Heavy Lifting While TTC and During Pregnancy

Is heavy lifting OK when trying to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy? ... read more »

Molar Pregnancy - H Mole Or Hydatidiform Mole

A molar pregnancy is also known as a hydatidiform mole (H.Mole) A molar predgnancy is a benign tumor that develops in the uterus, usually from a fetus and a placenta. ... read more »

What Are The Causes Of Miscarriage

There are many different reasons for having a miscarriage but the actual reasons for the miscarriage is often unknown. ... read more »

Caffeine Consumption and Miscarriage

Drinking coffee and caffeine early in pregnancy may increase your risk of miscarriage and spontaneous abortion. ... read more »

Blighted Ovum

A blighted ovum is another word for a miscarriage or missed abortion. It is a pregnancy where the egg is fertilized and implants itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo doesn't develop. ... read more »

Ultrasound and Missed Abortion or Miscarriage

A missed abortion or miscarriage can be diagnosed on ultrasound (sonogram) with several different signs. ... read more »

Bacterial Vaginosis and Miscarriage

Can bacterial vaginosis (BV) cause a miscarriage? I was just reading that it can. I have had BV in the past and my fear is that I will have a miscarriage if I conceive and get BV. ... read more »

Caffeine, Coffee, Fertility and Pregnancy Issues

Caffeine and coffee or tea may have a negative effect on your fertility and pregnancy. ... read more »

When Should I Get Tested After Several Miscarriages

Testing is generally a good idea for what doctors define as recurrent miscarriages. ... read more »

Recurrent Miscarriages

A recurrent miscarriage is when you lose more than 2-3 pregnancies in a row, Most causes of miscarriages are unknown. ... read more »

Tampon use and Pregnancy

Will using a tampon hurt my pregnancy? ... read more »

Effect of Pregnancy on Cancer Progression

Pregnancy more often than not does not affect cancer progression and it's usually not necessary to stop the pregnancy. ... read more »

Radiation, Flying, and Pregnancy. Is it a problem?

There is no increased risk from radiation when flying in pregnancy. ... read more »

Effects of Drinking Alcohol Before and During Pregnancy

What effect can drinking alcohol before and during pregnancy have? ... read more »

Two Different Test Results

What should I do if I get two different pregnancy test results? ... read more »

Early Bleeding and Miscarriage

How likely is a pregnancy loss when I have some spotting early in pregnancy? ... read more »

What Is A Bicornuate Uterus?

A bicornuate uterus is the most common congenital uterine anomaly and can impact a woman's reproductive capabilities. ... read more »

Uterus Mullerian Anomalies: Uterus Bicornuate, Didelphus, Bicornuate

An abnormal uterus can have different shapes like unicornuate bicornuate didelphus and septate uterus. ... read more »

Dangers From Smoking During Pregnancy

What happens if a woman smokes during pregnancy? ... read more »

Bowel Movements and Miscarriage

I have very hard bowel movements, can that cause a miscarriage? ... read more »

Can a Pap Smear Induce a Miscarriage or Spontaneous Abortion?

Can a Pap smear induce a miscarriage or spontaneous abortion? ... read more »

Birth Control Pill in Pregnancy

Will it affect the pregnancy? ... read more »

What Causes Recurrent Miscarriage?

Immunologic causes and tests for reccurent miscarriage. ... read more »

Risk of Miscarriage

Do women at 35+ years of age have a greater risk of miscarriage? ... read more »

Pregnancy Related Problems of Older Women

What other medical issues can affect the pregnancies of older women? ... read more »

Positive HPT - Menstrual Period

My HPT was positive but my period came ... read more »

Hashimoto Disease and Anti-Thyroid Antibodies

What is the affect of Hashimoto Disease and Anti-Thyroid Antibodies on pregnancy? ... read more »

Bumping Against Abdomen

Can bumbing against my abdomen lead to a miscarriage? ... read more »

Recurrence Risk of Trisomy 9

Most miscarriages are associated with chromosome anomalies, and trisomy 9 (three No. 9 chromosomes) is among the most frequent anomaly found in miscarriages (about 7-8% of miscarriages), and only trisomy 16 (about 16% of miscarriages) is more frequent. ... read more »

Preconconception Vitamins and Folic Acid

Folic acid in combination with a multivitamin supplement has been associated with a decrease in specific birth defects. ... read more »

Low Progesterone - Cause of Miscarriage?

Was low progesterone the cause of my miscarriage? ... read more »

Cocaine and Pregnancy

What does it do? ... read more »

Guiliana Rancic Trying Hard for Another Chance at Motherhood

After a heart wrenching miscarriage, Guiliana Rancic (E! reporter and host) is trying hard for another baby. ... read more »

Life and Pregnancy After Miscarriage

After miscarriage, many women have a long list of questions about physical health, mental health and parenthood. Understanding changes after miscarriage is often enough to put your mind at ease. ... read more »

Is Spotting in Pregnancy Normal?

There is a significant difference between spotting (light dots of pink, red or brown blood) and bleeding in pregnancy (a steady flow of blood). Both are a cause for a call to your obstetrician. ... read more »

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