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Miscarriage

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Miscarriage

A miscarriage refers to the loss of a baby during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. The majority of miscarriages occur in the early stages of pregnancy, mostly during the first three months of pregnancy or 'first trimester'.

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Experiences of miscarriage

Many parents we spoke to experienced miscarriage. Some had a single miscarriage, while others experienced two or more (multiple miscarriage).

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Fathers and miscarriage

A miscarriage can be a time of great sadness for the father as well as the mother. It's important to acknowledge your loss and to take time to look after yourself, as well as your partner.

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Miscarriage: overview - myDr.com.au

Miscarriage is a pregnancy that ends spontaneously before 20 weeks. Miscarriage is very common and usually occurs in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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Miscarriage - Sands Australia

Sands Australia: Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Newborn Death

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the unintended ending of a pregnancy. Many pregnanies end ina miscarriage - about 15 to 20 percent (about 1 in 5) of recognised pregnancies - most often in the early weeks of pregnancy, but sometimes later in the pregnancy.

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Emotional support after miscarriage

Having a miscarriage can lead to a variety of different emotions. It is important to recognise that there is no right or wrong way to feel.

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