Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week of gestation. It is a common occurrence, with about 10-20% of all pregnancies ending in miscarriage.
In many cases, the body will naturally expel the pregnancy tissue.
A procedure to remove the remaining tissue may be necessary in some cases.
Miscarriage does not increase the risk of future fertility problems in most cases.
Emotional distress and grief may occur.
Regular prenatal visits can help detect any potential problems and ensure a healthy pregnancy.
There are no routine screenings or tests to prevent miscarriage, but some risk factors may require additional monitoring.