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pregnancy lossPregnancy Loss

Being pregnant can be a very exciting time for some, while it’s an extremely painful time for others. First it’s important to remember that few miscarriages are preventable. Over 50% of miscarriages are due to abnormal genetics with the baby. There’s no magical way to stop a miscarriage from happening, since by the time you realize you’re bleeding it’s because the baby is almost deceased. Pregnancy loss is unfortunately common, as miscarriages occur in approximately 1 in 4 women during their reproductive years. Losing a pregnancy that is so desperately wanted can be devastating to families. Whether you lose your baby early in your pregnancy or at the end, we’re here to educate you to help you understand what is happening and why. Use this section to gain knowledge about inevitable situations and challenges that comes with pregnancy loss.

Chemical Pregnancy

Did you know chemical pregnancies account for almost 75% of all miscarriages? And that’s based on known occurrences. Learn more about the signs and symptoms, causes, treatment options and prevention steps you can take to avoid chemical pregnancies.

Dilation and Curettage

This procedure is used when a miscarriage occurs and the tissues need to be removed surgically because the mother’s body cannot pass them naturally. Generally, it’s a procedure used only when necessary.

Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancies are when the fertilized egg attaches itself somewhere other than in the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. Also, known as a tubal pregnancy, it usually ends with the removal of the fetus before 10 weeks.

Getting Pregnant After Miscarriage

Getting pregnant after a miscarriage can be a very difficult decision and process. Learn when it’s okay to start trying again, as well as what to do once you are pregnant again after a miscarriage.

Miscarriage

Learn about the several different types of miscarriages, what causes them, symptoms and statistics associated with it.

Pregnancy Loss FAQ’s ›

We have answers to your tough questions about pregnancy loss.

Sex After Miscarriage

Having sex after a miscarriage can be a difficult thing for some couples. Learn when it’s safe, how long you should wait, and more in this article. Find out your chances for conceiving again.

Signs of Miscarriage

There are subtle, yet obvious signs a miscarriage is occurring. Learn about what they are and how to spot them immediately. Also learn when it’s time to go to the doctor and when it isn’t.

Asherman’s Syndrome

Asherman's syndrome—also known as Fritsch syndrome or Fritsch-Asherman syndrome—is the formation of scar tissue (adhesions) on the lining of the uterus following uterine surgery. This rare condition can cause menstruation to be painful or otherwise abnormal, or it can prevent menstrual periods altogether.

Heterotopic Pregnancy

Heterotopic pregnancy is a dangerous thing, and difficult to diagnose. It occurs when a woman gets pregnant normally, with a fertilized egg in her uterus, but there is also another fertilized egg outside her uterus.

Sex After Miscarriage

Having sex after a miscarriage can be a difficult thing for some couples. Learn when it’s safe, how long you should wait, and more in this article. Find out your chances for conceiving again.

Stillbirth

The term"stillbirth" is sometimes used to describe fetal death later in pregnancy (at 20 weeks of gestation or more). Preterm births and stillbirths can occur in pregnant women of any age, although women of a certain age may be at increased risk for stillbirth. A stillbirth can even occur in a mother who has had state-of-the-art prenatal care.

Vanishing Twin Syndrome

The term “vanishing twin syndrome” describes the spontaneous loss and absorption of one fetus in a set of twins or multiples in the uterus. Spontaneous abortion of a twin most often occurs in the first trimester. The remaining fetus or fetuses continue to grow normally, and the non-developing fetal tissue is slowly reabsorbed by the other twin, the mother, or the placenta.
[Page updated July 2015]