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Missed Abortion

Bereavement and Loss > Missed Abortion

A missed abortion or silent abortion occurs when a fetus dies but retained inside the body. This can happen when the body fails to recognise the loss of pregnancy and continues to release pregnancy hormones. In this case the woman may still experience signs of pregnancy although these will begin to taper off and symptoms such as nausea, fatigue and breast changes may stop altogether.

Unlike a miscarriage, where women may experience abdominal cramps and heavy vaginal bleeding, a missed abortion is often only diagnosed by a doctor through the absence of fetal heartbeat or an ultrasound showing an underdeveloped fetus.



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4 comments on this topic


ladyt3 (505.8 days ago)
Yes it was just the same thing,at my 13wks,the scan can only see 7weeks and I was told that the baby had stopped since then, that I have to go for an abortion,It was very painful .But I know it is well.





babyvelez (1208.4 days ago)
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ellsbells (1470.5 days ago)
Niether did I until routine 12wk dating scan for #4 only to find that the bub had stopped growing @8wks4days, my heart was broken devestated to say was an understatement, but it does get better almost 2 weeks after my ercp I can now talk about it without bursting into tears, im still sad and both myself and husband are having little tattoos to acknowledge the loss. All i can say is people grieve differently and for me TTC again is whats making this bearable.





Rosie (1483.6 days ago)
I have no idea how this feels and cannot imagine how you cope.









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