A miscarriage is a spontaneous event that results in the loss of a fetus before 20 weeks of pregnancy. A miscarriage is also known as spontaneous abortion. Miscarriage usually happens during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Medical reports suggest that about 10 to 15 (10-15 cases out of 100) percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage.
NIH reports the prevalence of miscarriage in Indian women as high as 32%. While the fetus expels by itself in a miscarriage, an ultrasound test and follow-up treatment is essential to ensure complete expulsion. Otherwise, incomplete miscarriage risks severe infections, consecutive miscarriages, permanent infertility, and life-threatening complications to the health of the mother.