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I had miscarriage at 8 weeks but the baby stopped growing at 5 weeks. What could be the reason why?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Hard to say

An estimated 1/4 th of these represent abnormalities of genetic material (chromosomes) that could not sustain further development.
Some infections can also interrupt pregnancy.Many are triggered by unknown factors.

In brief: Hard to say

An estimated 1/4 th of these represent abnormalities of genetic material (chromosomes) that could not sustain further development.
Some infections can also interrupt pregnancy.Many are triggered by unknown factors.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Diagnosed at 8 weeks

A miscarriage is diagnosed when a patient starts bleeding or when it is discovered on us (in the absence of any symptoms).
You may have lost the pregnancy at 5 weeks gestation and it was not discovered until 8 weeks. Also, many pregnancies miscarry because of an unhealthy fetus or intrauterine environment which may slow the growth of the fetus. I am sorry for your your loss.

In brief: Diagnosed at 8 weeks

A miscarriage is diagnosed when a patient starts bleeding or when it is discovered on us (in the absence of any symptoms).
You may have lost the pregnancy at 5 weeks gestation and it was not discovered until 8 weeks. Also, many pregnancies miscarry because of an unhealthy fetus or intrauterine environment which may slow the growth of the fetus. I am sorry for your your loss.
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
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