30, 31, 32, 33 Miscarriage

Miscarriage (Table)

Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of pregnancy before the fetus reaches viability.

  • The term therefore includes all pregnancy losses from the time of conception until 24 weeks of gestation.

Recurrent miscarriage, defined as the loss of three or more consecutive pregnancies, affects 1% of couples trying to conceive. 

The Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report (CEMACH)3 defined stillbirth as ‘a baby delivered with no signs of life known to have died after 24 completed weeks of pregnancy’.

  • Intrauterine fetal death refers to babies with no signs of life in utero