Perinatal Loss

“The NON VOLUNTARY end of a pregnancy from the time of conception, during pregnancy, and up to 28 days of the newborn’s life. Also referred to as pregnancy loss.

Pregnancy loss can come in many forms.

  • Miscarriage: The loss before 20 weeks gestation with no signs of life.
  • Stillbirth: Fetal death after 20 weeks and weighing over 350 grams.
  • Fetal Death: No signs of life at birth.
  • Newborn Death: Death of infant within the first 28 days of life.
  • Products of Conception: Pregnancy tissue or placenta under 20 weeks. Usually removed surgically or passed.
  • Ectopic Pregnancy: Implantation of fertilized ovum outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube. Not usually able to keep pregnancy.
  • Blighted Ovum: Pregnancy in which the gestational sac develops but no embryo is seen.
  • Molar Pregnancy: Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. A placental tumor that develops after a pregnancy occurs, either partially or complete. The embryo dies but the placenta continues to grow. It can be benign or malignant.
  • Medical Termination: Medical intervention for genetic reasons, fetal anomalies, or maternal complications.” Read More


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