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Recurrent pregnancy loss

This is a condition when a woman has 2 or more clinical pregnancy losses (miscarriages) before the pregnancies reach 20 weeks. Losses are classified by when they occur. Loss of a “clinical pregnancy” is diagnosed by a health-care provider using ultrasound. Recurrent pregnancy loss is classically defined as the occurrence of three or more consecutive pregnancy loss. A pregnancy loss is defined as a clinically-recognized pregnancy involuntarily ending before 20 weeks.

Clinically pregnancy loss is commonly occuring in approximately 15-25% of pregnancies. the majority of sporadic losses before 10weeks of gestation result from normal numeric chromosome errors, specifically, trisomy, monosomy and polypoidy.