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Why did I give birth to undeveloped baby ? Miscarriage causes

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I went to hospital last night with really bad stomach cramps i hadn't had a period for at least 6 months and i didn't even think of bein pregnant i never told my mum and jus kept it to myslef. When i was lying down i felt my stomach and it felt like i was feeling a leg i really panicked and felt my whole stomach which felt like a baby.
Anyway i got to the hospital and i was bleeding but only like little spots. Then i went to the toilet and i pushed really hard and i couldnt belev it i pushed out a baby's head the baby was tiny i pushed agen once more and everything came out in the toilet pan there it was a tiny little baby no bigger than my hand but this baby wasen't fully developed it was so small but it was dead, the nurses took it away but then they never told me anything next.

This is wat i want to know why i gave birth to an undeveloped baby and was bleeding very heavily, blood clots bigger than golf balls. Can u please tell me what this is. I want to know urgently

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replied December 12th, 2007
Single and Pregnant Answer A3451
A pregnancy that ends before the 28th week is not considered a birth but is medically called a "miscarriage". Pregnancies that end between the 28th and 38th week are considered premature births. The normal duration of a pregnancy is considered to last between 38 and 42 weeks. If a pregnancy lasts for more than 42 weeks, it is considered an "over-kept pregnancy". Six months is less than 28 weeks so it seems that you probably had a miscarriage. There could be many reasons for miscarriage:

1. Genetic malformations of the fetus;
2. Fetal damage caused by viral infections, Toxoplasmosis, drugs, irradiation…;
3. Vaginal infection;
4. Trauma;
5. Cervical failure;
6. Uterus’s tumors etc.

You can consult your gynecologist to find out the precise cause for the miscarriage in your case.

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