Question : I am confused about the way losing a baby is sometimes called miscarriage and sometimes abortion. What do both mean?
Answer : Medically, any pregnancy that ends before that 28th week of gestation is an abortion. Doctors increasingly use the jay term miscarriage to describe an unplanned event, but this is also called a spontaneous abortion. Where an abortion has been deliberately induced it is called a medically induced abortion and the operation is called termination of pregnancy.