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see abortionabortion,
expulsion of the products of conception before the embryo or fetus is viable. Any interruption of human pregnancy prior to the 28th week is known as abortion. The term spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage, is used to signify delivery of a nonviable embryo or fetus due
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What does it mean when you dream about a miscarriage?

Expectant parents often have dreams about miscarriages. This is almost always a symbol of their anxiety about the baby rather than a prediction that the baby will be miscarried. Miscarriages are also potent symbols of projects or business deals that have gone wrong. (Also see Baby, Embryo, Pregnant).

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1. Med spontaneous expulsion of a fetus from the womb, esp prior to the 20th week of pregnancy
2. Brit the failure of freight to reach its destination
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If anything their mothers still ruminate the precious time they spent with them and probably more profoundly the miscarriage itself.
"Miscarriage is a time that requires support, including from the doctor, from work, from her family and her partner."
Miller (2015) reported that women often lacked confidence in their ability to have children after a miscarriage or pregnancy loss.
Many women blame themselves or their behavior if they have a miscarriage, but in most cases, there's nothing you've done to cause it-and there's nothing you can do to prevent it.
Prof Dunwoodie says: "Under no circumstances do we want to offer false hope to families who've been affected by miscarriage or birth defects (but) our research provides evidence that vitamin B3 has the potential to prevent these terrible outcomes, at least in mice.
Patients were also required to have had at least one spontaneous miscarriage at ≤20 weeks' gestation irrespective of conception method (natural or ART) and to be willing to provide informed consent for participation in the study.
'The study found that the most frequently used antibiotics - penicillin, cephalosporin and erythromycin - are not associated with an increased risk of miscarriage,' said lead study author Anick B'rard, a pharmacy professor at the University of Montreal in Canada.
"Since alcohol is one of the most common exposures in early pregnancy, it's critical to understand how consumption relates to miscarriage," said lead investigator Alex Sundermann, a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn.
Based on the 24 articles eligible for inclusion (including a total of 231,808 pregnant women), the researchers found that women consuming alcohol during pregnancy have a greater risk for miscarriage versus those who abstain (odds ratio [OR], 1.19).
"Our research found vaginal progesterone is able to prevent miscarriage in women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of previous pregnancy loss.
Cly, most obstetricians dismiss the first and even the second miscarriage, without probing into the cause.
After her second miscarriage, she was told that the NHS would only look into its causes if she went through the devastating experience for a third time.