Is it possible to lose a baby at five months pregnant ? – Health


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Miscarrying at Five Months

Yes, although most miscarriages take place before 12 weeks, they can occur at any time in the pregnancy. It can be due to genetic abnormalities, a knot in the umbilical cord, a detachment of the placenta, physical trauma to the mother, drug use, etc. Unless there was some obvious congenital defect in the baby, there is no reason you cannot go on to have a normal pregnancy at a later date.

Note that death of a fetus prior to delivery is called fetal demise. You will need a ultrasound scan to confirm this. Losing a baby at this stage in the pregnancy means the fetus may or may not be expelled by your body. Miscarriage is defined as the loss of the products of conception from the uterus prior to the time when the fetus is viable. With a fetal demise, spontaneous abortion/miscarriage may occur or you may need to have labor induced or a D & C.

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  • It is a stressful event and there will be a time of grieving anytime you lose a child (born or unborn). I know my wife and I lost a child at age three after open heart surgery, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Yes it is. I lost mine at 4 months. It really doesn’t matter how many months you are, and it is very painful.
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