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A miscarriage is the natural death of an embryo or fetus in the womb. It takes place in the early stages of pregnancy before a fetus can survive outside the uterus. Among women who know they are pregnant, the miscarriage rate is roughly 15-20%.[1] It is the most common complication of early pregnancy in humans.[2] Aneuploidy is a leading cause of miscarriages.[3]


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  2. National Coordinating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK) (December 2012). "Ectopic Pregnancy and Miscarriage: Diagnosis and Initial Management in Early Pregnancy of Ectopic Pregnancy and Miscarriage". NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 154. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  3. Terry Hassold; Heather Hall; Patricia Hunt, 'The origin of human aneuploidy: where we have been, where we are going', Human Molecular Genetics Volume 16, Review Issue 2 (22 August 2007), p. R203