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Is it possible to have a miscarriage in the third trimester?

It is possible to suffer a loss of pregnancy in the third trimester, but this will not be termed a miscarriage. At this time, the loss of a fetus is considered a stillbirth. Miscarriages occur before the week 20, and usually have to do with problems in initial embryonic development.

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