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What is a miscarriage?

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A miscarriage is the loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. The medical term for a miscarriage is spontaneous abortion, but "spontaneous" is the key word here because the condition is not an abortion in the common definition of the term.

From: Pregnancy and Miscarriage WebMD Medical Reference

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The March of Dimes.

National Institutes of Health.

American Pregnancy Organization.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 13, 2017

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The March of Dimes.

National Institutes of Health.

American Pregnancy Organization.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 13, 2017

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