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What are the odds of having a miscarriage?

Asked by mhatley28 (6points) February 27th, 2008 from iPhone
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bulbatron9's avatar

There are so many varibles such as age, health, lifestyle, etc., that are key factors. Individual percentages will vary from woman to woman. Talk to your ob/gyn.

artemisdivine's avatar

see questions like this benefit from online info. it is MUCH higher than people think. but i know it can be very very difficult if it happens. however remember it is just mother nature saying this baby has too many problems etc. and should not be born. nature is not always kind.

now this is why MOST people do not announce they are pregnant until crossing over the three month mark. i was in hospital recently while recovering this woman beside me was CRYING it was awful. she had had her third miscarriage. i was very sorry for her.

How often do miscarriages occur?
About 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Most of them occur in the first 13 weeks, or first trimester.

Does age affect miscarriage rates?
For women in their 20s and early 30s, the chance of miscarriage is about 15 percent. At 35 the chance of miscarrying rises to one in four, and at 40 the miscarriage rate is close to one in three.

Spontaneous abortion (SAB), or miscarriage, is the term used for a pregnancy that ends on it’s own, within the first 20 weeks of gestation. The medical name spontaneous abortion (SAB) gives many women a negative feeling, so throughout this article we will refer to any type of spontaneous abortion or pregnancy loss under 20 weeks as miscarriage.

Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Studies reveal that anywhere from 10–25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage.

What is a miscarriage?
What causes a miscarriage?
What kinds of things might put me at a higher risk for miscarriage?
What are the signs that I might be having a miscarriage?
What should I do if I suspect I’m about to miscarry?

First-Trimester Pregnancy Loss


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