Facts About Miscarriage

Miscarriage is more common than most people think.  Many sources list it as common as 1 in 4 known pregnancies.  Keep in mind that many women miscarry before they even know that they are pregnant, so the actually statistic is much higher than 25%.

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For most normal, healthy women in their first pregnancy, the statistics look like this:
Week of Gestation Percentage Likelihood
of Miscarriage
1-2(Before your period is due) 75% (this includes eggs that never grow past fertilization, and it would have been impossible to know you were pregnant; after implantation, which occurs 7-10 days after ovulation, the odds go down to 31%)2Before taking an early detection home pregnancy test that gives results before you expect your period, please read about the concerns with it.
3-6 10% (at 14 days post ovulation when hCG levels reach 50-80)2
6-12 5% (or less if heartbeat heard)
2nd trimester 3% (considered stillbirth after 20 weeks)
3rd trimester No longer considered miscarriage once fetus is beyond one pound (500 grams) around 24 weeks gestation. Stillbirth rate is 1%.

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