Hi all, i know they say that when you get to 12 weeks your chances of miscarriage reduce dramatically but does anyone know where you can find week by week stats, i.e chances after 6 wks, 7wks, 8wks etc. Thanks girlies! x
Dont think there is anything like that, cus theres no set rules, and as much as it's more common before 12 weeks, it can happen anytime, so don't think they like to make charts like that, it would make some people worry more!!
The statistics regarding miscarriage vary widely depending on the source. Here are some of the basic numbers.
Almost 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, with the majority occurring during the first 12 weeks.
There is a 75% chance of miscarriage in weeks 1-2 of pregnancy, when you do not know you are pregnant.
There is a 10% chance of miscarriage in weeks 3-6 and this number drops to 5% during weeks 6-12.
During the second trimester the chance of miscarriage drops again to 3%. After you’ve reached 20 weeks gestation, it is no longer considered a miscarriage.
For repeat miscarriage the statistic are as follows:
If you have had a miscarriage during your first pregnancy, your chances of another miscarriage are 10-13%.
If you have had one or more live births and one miscarriage your chance of another miscarriage is around 10%.
There is a 40% chance of a repeat miscarriage if you have had two pregnancies and two miscarriages.
The chance of multiple miscarriages is lower, at around 13%, if you have had one or more live births.
If you have had three pregnancies and three miscarriages there is a 60% chance you will miscarry again. If you have had four miscarriages with no live births your chances of a healthy pregnancy drop to 0-5%.
i think its still 15 % chance till 12 weeks unless you see a strong heart beat inbetween if you do at 6 weeks its about 5% then 8 weeks its 4% and 12 weeks 2% ( i got this told at 6 weeks emergancy scan as i was bleeding and seen a HB)
These are only average stats Lizzie - dont forget there are unfortunately women out there who have huge numbers of miscarriages- into double figures etc who have health problems to name just one potential variable which always skew (sp?) the figures.
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