The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Practice Bulletin no. 150. Early pregnancy loss

Obstet Gynecol. 2015 May;125(5):1258-67. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000465191.27155.25.

Abstract

Early pregnancy loss, or loss of an intrauterine pregnancy within the first trimester, is encountered commonly in clinical practice. Obstetricians and gynecologists should understand the use of various diagnostic tools to differentiate between viable and nonviable pregnancies and offer the full range of therapeutic options to patients, including expectant, medical, and surgical management. The purpose of this Practice Bulletin is to review diagnostic approaches and describe options for the management of early pregnancy loss.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal / administration & dosage
  • Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal / therapeutic use
  • Abortion, Spontaneous / diagnosis
  • Abortion, Spontaneous / epidemiology
  • Abortion, Spontaneous / surgery
  • Abortion, Spontaneous / therapy*
  • Dilatation and Curettage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Misoprostol / administration & dosage
  • Misoprostol / therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy
  • Risk Factors
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal

Substances

  • Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
  • Misoprostol