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1The spontaneous or unplanned expulsion of a fetus from the womb before it is able to survive independently:‘his wife had a miscarriage’[mass noun] ‘some pregnancies result in miscarriage’
spontaneous abortion, stillbirthView synonyms
- ‘A history of termination of pregnancy, recurrent miscarriages, sexually transmitted infections, or sterilisation can all become a source of conflict.’
- ‘Smoking among women, especially during pregnancy can lead to miscarriages, premature birth, and low birth weight of infants.’
- ‘Almost all women go on to have a healthy pregnancy after a miscarriage.’
- ‘However, most miscarriages occur when a pregnancy is not developing normally.’
- ‘Relatively new is the medical approach to spontaneous miscarriages.’
- ‘Some investigators have found statistical associations between induced abortion and subsequent miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies.’
- ‘Forty six people have been admitted to hospital, with seven deaths and three miscarriages or stillbirths in pregnant women.’
- ‘As yet the optimal management for women with spontaneous miscarriages is unclear.’
- ‘The baby's mother had caught rubella and when pregnant mums get rubella the results are abortions, miscarriages, stillbirths, and birth defects.’
- ‘Confusingly, healthcare professionals sometimes refer to miscarriage as spontaneous abortion.’
- ‘Have infertility, miscarriages, stillbirths or infant deaths taken place in the family?’
- ‘One woman who deeply regretted the abortion had four early miscarriages then carried two pregnancies to term and is alive 18 years after the first completed pregnancy.’
- ‘The same outbreak also resulted in at least 10,000 miscarriages and stillbirths.’
- ‘Researchers found that childhood cancer survivors, with the exception of those who were treated for central nervous system tumors, were not more likely to have miscarriages or stillbirths.’
- ‘Bacterial infections such as those caused by listeria or Group B Strep are a recognised cause of some stillbirths and late miscarriages.’
- ‘Approximately 1 percent of women experience recurrent miscarriage, which is defined as three consecutive miscarriages of pregnancies conceived with the same partner.’
- ‘Spontaneous miscarriage, premature delivery and stillborn birth are possible results of an infected foetus.’
- ‘She had been starving herself for so long, and she induced a miscarriage on herself.’
- ‘As the waiting time for getting a legally induced abortion is short, we believe that the number of spontaneous miscarriages while waiting for an abortion is low.’
- ‘Pregnant women are usually warned to avoid all contact with cats and cat feces to avoid exposure to Toxoplasma gondii, a microbe that can cause miscarriages or damage to fetuses.’
2An unsuccessful outcome of something planned:‘the miscarriage of the project’failure, foundering, ruin, ruination, collapse, breakdown, thwarting, frustration, undoing, reversal, setback, unsuccessfulness, aborting, non-fulfilment, misfiring, mismanagement, perversionView synonyms
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