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Pregnancy Loss

  • By: Megan K. Guffey
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Spontaneous abortion is the involuntary loss of a first trimester pregnancy and typically involves cramping and vaginal bleeding. The cramping is a symptom of cervical dilatation that allows for expulsion of the products of conception through the cervix and out through ...

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