151559 - How to Treat quiz: Miscarriage
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How to Treat quiz: MiscarriageRelevance to General Practice
A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Early pregnancy loss is defined as a nonviable, intrauterine pregnancy with either an empty gestational sac or a gestational sac containing an embryo or fetus without cardiac activity in the first 12 weeks and six days of gestation.
In most cases when a pregnancy fails, it is because of a problem with the embryro-chromosomal, developmental, or both. Pregnancy loss is almost never caused by anything the woman did or failed to do.