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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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Also, some studies have hinted that embryos implanting outside the normal window of uterine receptivity were more likely to miscarry.
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SWISS police were last night investigating an alleged skinhead assault on a pregnant Brazilian woman that caused her to miscarry twins and left her scarred with the initials of Switzerland's main right-wing party.
Most of the affected women don't ovulate, but he's found that even among those who become pregnant, half miscarry in the first trimester.
National director Ruth Bender Atik said: "We know that most women who miscarry do not miscarry again - and recent research from Liverpool Women's Hospital has confirmed that the majority of women who suffer several miscarriages can go on to have a successful pregnancy."
The outrageous presenter says he's worried that an expecting guest could miscarry after on- the-set punch-ups.
In general, statistics for multiple births are grim: Most women pregnant with five or more fetuses miscarry and lose them all.