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MISCARRIAGE, med. jurisp. By this word is technically understood the expulsion of the ovum or embryo from the uterus within the first six weeks after conception; between that time and before the expiration of the sixth month, when the child may possibly live, it is termed abortion. When the delivery takes place soon after the sixth month, it is denominated premature labor. But the criminal act of destroying the foetus at any time before birth, is termed in law, procuring miscarriage. Chit. Med. Jur. 410; 2 Dunglison's Human Physiology, 364. Vide Abortion; Foetus.

MISCARRIAGE, contracts, torts. By the English statute of frauds, 29, C. II., c. 3, s. 4, it is enacted that "no action shall be brought to charge the defendant upon any special promise to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person, unless the agreement," &c. "shall be in writing," &c. The word miscarriage, in this statute comprehends that species of wrongful act, for the consequences of which the law would make the party civilly responsible. The wrongful riding the horse of another, without his leave or license, and thereby causing his death, is clearly an act for which the party is responsible in damages, and therefore, falls within the meaning of the word miscarriage. 2 Barn. & Ald. 516; Burge on Sur. 21.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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SELF-BLAMEWith miscarriage comes the feeling of self blame, wondering and recalculating the advice you took or didnt execute to completion.
Dr Alain Abdallah, specialist - obstetrics and gynaecology at Bareen International Hospital, said each month, the hospital receives around 20 patients who suffer from a miscarriage.
However, the ambiguity of miscarriage contributes to disenfranchised grief as the lack of societal recognition and support does not correspond to the intensity of the emotional response to the physical and emotional loss (Lang et al., 2011; Mulvihill & Walsh, 2014; Rowlands & Lee, 2010).
Some women are born with a septum, an uncommon uterine defect linked to miscarriage, and others develop bands of scar tissue in the uterus from surgery or second-term abortions that can keep an egg from implanting properly or may hamper blood flow to the placenta.
"It's not known how many cases of miscarriage and birth defects are caused by low levels of NAD.
Evidence indicates that 32.5% of women who conceive with ARTs experience a miscarriage and 25.6% of patients have ≥2 spontaneous miscarriages.[sup][6] A sample size of 675 patients produces a 2-sided 95% confidence interval ( CI ) with a precision equals to 0.033 ( d = 0.033) if the estimated infertility rate is 25.6%.
The researchers compared the cases of the more than 8,700 women who had suffered a miscarriage during their first 20 weeks of pregnancy to about 87,000 women who did not.
However, our meta-analysis indicates even a modest amount of alcohol use has a meaningful impact on miscarriage risk," she said in a university news release.
"This evidence indicates progesterone could be an effective treatment to prevent miscarriages in women who've had a miscarriage before and bleeding in the current pregnancy.
Cly has created a social online community using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to reach women and discuss the issues around miscarriage and miscarriage prevention.
"The miscarriages have robbed me of ever having a care-free pregnancy," added the 36-year-old from Llangollen, Denbighshire.