Pregnancy and Infant Loss - Overview

A pregnancy or infant loss at any gestational age can be an emotionally devastating experience. It is you who is experiencing the loss and your experience is unique.  No one has a right to tell you how you should react.

Pregnancy loss can happen at any gestational age in the course of a pregnancy. First trimester losses are generally referred to as miscarriages. Second trimester losses may be referred to as a miscarriage by some. Third trimester losses – at a gestational age when the baby would live – is considered a stillbirth.

These are all explored in detail in this section. See the navigation on the left or click on one of the links in the paragraph above, for more information.