What's the difference between miscarriage and stillbirth?

Difference. A miscarriage is usually a pregnancy loss at less than 20 weeks. A stillbirth occurs with the death of a fetus before delivery beyond 20 weeks. Some states will classify a stillbirth on the basis of the weight of the fetus at delivery.

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What is the difference between a miscarriage and a stillbirth?

Fetal age. Once the fetus approaches 20+ weeks gestation and is lost it is generally considered a "stillbirth" because a death certificate is required in some states. Read more...