Early Pregnancy Loss

  • Adi Y. Weintraub
  • Eyal Sheiner


Pregnancy is a significant event in a woman’s life, and emotional attachment to the pregnancy and developing baby may begin early in the first trimester. For most women, experiencing a first trimester loss is a difficult and vulnerable time. When it occurs, the grief can be as profound as for any perinatal or other major loss [1]. Spontaneous abortion (a pregnancy that ends spontaneously before the fetus has reached a viable gestational age) is among the most common complications of pregnancy. Approximately 12–15% of recognized pregnancies and 17–22% of all pregnancies end in spontaneous abortion [2, 3].


Early Pregnancy Ectopic Pregnancy Spontaneous Abortion Vaginal Bleeding Expectant Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Soroka University Medical CenterBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael

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