Sometimes termed spontaneous abortion, the term refers to the spontaneous, or natural termination of three or more pregnancies each occuring before the Week 20. Habitual abortion can be the result of chronic infection, hormonal dysfunction, or uterine abnormalities such as incompetent cervix.
A horrible, insensitive term used by doctors to refer to recurrent miscarriage. If you're a medical professional who's looking at this site, please do not use this term. It is hurtful and makes your patients feel bad to hear it.
Habitual abortion or recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is the occurrence of repeated pregnancies that end in miscarriage of the fetus, usually before 20 weeks of gestation. RPL affects about 0.34% of women who conceive.