M C Stats

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ue - November 27

I read somewhere the each pregnancy has a 1/4 chance of resulting in a m/c. Of that 1/4, when do most of the m/c happen? (ie. in the first 4 weeks??) thanks

 

k - November 27

that sounds about right. The chances of misscarrying later than that are slim. Age also is a big factor.

 

Q - November 27

most m/c's occur within the first trimester - before 12 weeks. Anything after 12 weeks is a second trimester m/c and the reasons for it are different. For the first trimester, usually if it happens before 4 weeks it's not always known by the woman that she was even pregnant. Her period might be late and slightly heavier. If you have a m/c in the 4-8 week range, then one of the reasons could be because the embryo/fetus is not developing properly (chromosonally) and sometimes it's called a missed miscarriage or blighted ovum. If, like me, you see the fetal heartbeat after 6 or 7 weeks and then there is no heartbeat detected at 9 or 10 weeks, then it's called fetal demise. Again, usually it's due to chromosonal or hormonal or something. Point is, there's always a risk of miscarriage at any stage. There's no guarantees - but you have to admit a successful pregnancy is a wonderful thing :) Good luck

 

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