A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks, the point at which a fetus might be able to survive outside the womb. Miscarriage also is called spontaneous abortion or natural abortion. In a miscarriage, the woman's body expels all or some of the fetus, the placenta and the fluid surrounding the baby.
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