from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The spontaneous, premature expulsion of a nonviable embryo or fetus from the uterus.
  • noun Bad administration; mismanagement.
  • noun A failure of administration or management.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A going wrong; failure of a purposed result; untoward event; mischance: as. the criminal escaped by miscarriage of justice.
  • noun A wrong or perverse course, as of conduct; improper action or behavior; misdemeanor.
  • noun In pathology, the act of miscarrying (see miscarry, v. i., 3); properly, untimely delivery before the twenty-eighth week of gestation. See abortion, 1.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Unfortunate event or issue of an undertaking; failure to attain a proper or desired result or reach a destination.
  • noun Ill conduct; evil or improper behavior.
  • noun The act of bringing forth a child before the time it is viable; a premature birth, resulting in death of the fetus; spontaneous abortion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a natural loss of the products of conception
  • noun failure of a plan


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From mis- +‎ carriage.



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  • “ 'Mis-carriage,' in an insidious way, suggests fault for the mother - as if she dropped something, or failed to 'carry.' ”

    Using the hashtags #WeNeedANewName and #MoreCommonThanYouHearAbout, Vmiscarriage happens far more frequently than some might think and that, ultimately, changing its name might help conversations about miscarriage flow more freely, as couples will no longer feel like they're being judged for the biological event over which they have little to no control.

    '"So many women feel shame about losing a baby even though there is nothing shameful about it. But nevertheless, this often stops them from talking openly about their loss..."

    Any suggestions for a new term? Leave suggestion(s) at hashtags above.

    October 14, 2018

  • discarriage

    October 14, 2018