is the spontaneous loss of a foetus before the twentieth week of pregnancy. Recurrent miscarriage, or
recurrent pregnancy loss
(RPL), is having usually three or more early miscarriages (up to 13 weeks) or two or more late miscarriages (13-20 weeks). It is regarded as a form of
, and may be due to chromosome abnormalities that make it impossible for the foetus to develop or advanced maternal and paternal age. Testing can help determine whether there is a cause for the miscarriages however sometimes there is no obvious cause.
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