A miscarriage is a spontaneous loss of pregnancy before the 24 th week of gestation (even though the
literature data state the 20 th week of gestation, at the 24 th week of gestation, pneumocytes type 2 of
fetal lungs are anatomically formed and proper therapy may provide healthy offspring without
The causes of miscarriage are numerous (genetic aberrations, infections, anatomy anomalies, hormonal
causes, and thrombophilias) and precise individual approach mainly determines the cause and prevents
its recurrence. It is suggested to advise the pregnant patient how to ‘listen’ to her body without stress in
order to be one step ahead of the problem. In this way, healthy and satisfied patient is obtained, and
family as a whole.
Sometimes, signs of miscarriage appear such as pain or bleeding. Then, the pregnant patient is
administered therapy in the form of progesterone or, in case the cause is established, the cause-specific
therapy (for example, thyroid hormones or anticoagulant therapy). The dosing and mode of
administration demand precision since even this may cause subsequent complications.