Miscarriage stats that might put your mind at ease...
I have been so worried about miscarrying that I finally did some research (I've been putting it off because I didn't really want to know what I would find), but I was happily surprised! Here it is:
"Among those women who know they are pregnant, the miscarriage rate is about 15-20%."  Clinical miscarriages (those occurring after the sixth week LMP) occur in 8% of pregnancies.
The risk of miscarriage decreases sharply after the 10th week LMP, i.e. when the fetal stage begins. The loss rate between 8.5 weeks LMP and birth is about two percent; loss is “virtually complete by the end of the embryonic period."
So after 6 weeks you have only an 8% chance of miscarriage! After 8.5 weeks it drops to a 2% chance. That made me feel sooooo much better! I hope it helps a few other ladies, too!
Everything I read has conflicting statistics. The American Pregnancy Association says after there is a heartbeat there is a 70-90% chance of carrying the baby full term which still shakes me up because I thought the numbers were better than that. I just don't know what to believe.
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