How High Is The Risk Of Miscarriage After Hearing Heart Beat

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Andrea - March 24

I am 10 weeks into my pregnancy. I had my first visit with my obgyn today. It was great.......we heard a heartbeat. I was just wondering if the risk of miscarriage is reduced if a normal heartbeat is detected. I ask because I had a miscarriage a year ago at seven weeks and obviously I am alittle nervous this time. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated :o)


bump - March 24



Robyn - March 24

Not trying to be rude but what is this bump c___p? I dont get it. Why respond to someones question if you have nothing good to say? Andrea I think it should be fine but did you discuss it with your doc? I understand you probably have that fear and will for some time but I read somewhere that after the 10 week mark the chances of miscarrage and down syndrome, and any birth defects are signifigantly reduced. I think you should be ok, if you are still scared really monitor and limit your activities for a while and see what happens. Good luck and congrats!


Julie - March 24

I believe the same thing. Once you see or hear the heartbeat and it is healthy the chances for miscarriage go down. Also you only have 2 more weeks until you reach the 12 week mark and you chances also go down after that. I had a miscarriage at 7 weeks in Nov. and am 11 weeks now and I know exactly how you feel. I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks and one at 8 weeks and everything looked great. Good Luck to you!


Andrea - March 24

Robyn, thanks for your input. I have been limiting my activities although I think morning sickness has really done that for me...haha. Although i am nervous I am feeling pretty positive. My body has really rea__sured me...sore b___bs, morning sickness, fatigue. I just can't wait to get to the second trimester. I think then I will be 100% relaxed and be able to enjoy this pregnancy. Thanks agin for the input :o)


AG - March 24



Lynn - March 25

I agree with everyone else, I read on americanpregnancy or american babay or sone of those that the highest risk of m/c is the first 6 weeks, like 1 in 3 will m/c, then 1 in 4 until 8 weeks, then the rate drops a lot... suposedly, the overall "general" rate of m/c is 1 in 5 pregnancies.


Kelly K - March 25

I was reading yesterday that the risk is from 1-20% of having a miscarriage after hearing the heartbeat. For someone in their 20's the risk is around 4%. It varies depending on your age.


... - March 25

Robyn - bump is a typical, normal and not at all rude way to get a question you are anxious to have answered back to the top of the list. What if you asked a question you were REALLY worried about, and nobody saw it? Bump is how you put it back at the top to get noticed.


M - March 26

Andrea, I think this is a great question. I had no idea what "bump" meant either but I've seen it else where. I am now 13 weeks, I saw the heartbeat at 10 weeks 5 days and the doctor told me I had the O.K. to tell people. I was nervous too because my sister had a m/c, then she went on to have a healthy baby. It was great to read everyone's input--great information.


Kim - March 27

I heard my baby's heartbeat at 8.5 weeks and my Doctor told me that my chance of m/c was now reduced to <5%.


Julie - July 27

When are you suppose to hear the first heart beat?


JJ - August 1

What is the difference when you hear it from a doppler or see it thru the v____al ultrasound? Is that the same as long as you see or hear it?


tina - August 1

andrea, the chance of miscarrying now is very low especially because you heard the heartbeat at 10 weeks. i heard my baby's heartbeat at 9 weeks and it really alleviated any concern of miscarrying. good luck:)


stacey - August 1

great question..I'm wondering too- my dr. told me that if the heartbeat is good in the 8th week (on u/s) then the risk of miscarrying is lowered- but I don't know how much!


shelly - August 1

less than 5%



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