Habitual abortion

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In obstetrics, habitual abortion, also called recurrent spontaneous abortion, is "three or more consecutive spontaneous abortions."[1]

One cause may be thrombophilia.


Heparin and aspirin do not help in the absence of an identifiable thrombophilia.[2]


  1. Anonymous (2015), Habitual abortion (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Kaandorp, Stef P.; Mariette Goddijn, Joris A.M. van der Post, Barbara A. Hutten, Harold R. Verhoeve, Karly Hamulyak, Ben Willem Mol, Nienke Folkeringa, Marleen Nahuis, Dimitri N.M. Papatsonis, Harry R. Buller, Fulco van der Veen, Saskia Middeldorp (2010-03-24). "Aspirin plus Heparin or Aspirin Alone in Women with Recurrent Miscarriage". N Engl J Med: NEJMoa1000641. DOI:10.1056/NEJMoa1000641. Retrieved on 2010-03-25. Research Blogging.