Pregnancy

Miscarriage Statistics

Unfortunately, miscarriages occur very commonly. For a woman during her child bearing years, the chances of suffering pregnancy loss may range from 10-25 percent based on her general health and age. A 35 years old woman with good health has a 15 percent chance for miscarriage.

The following are some statistics from the American Pregnancy Association:

  • Most miscarriages occur during the first 12 weeks of gestation
  • 670,000 American women suffer pregnancy loss every year
  • Approximately 15-20% of clinically recognized pregnancies result in pregnancy loss

Though, statistics vary from source to source, the following gives the statistics of miscarriages in America

  • Approximately 4.4 million pregnancies are confirmed every year in America
  • 900,000 – 1 million of pregnancies end up in pregnancy loss every year
  • 500,000 and more pregnancies end in pregnancy loss every year during the first 20 weeks
  • Around, 26,000 pregnancies end in stillbirth
  • 19,000 pregnancies end in infant death in the first month
  • Approximately, 39,000 end up in infant death in the first year
  • The sources may vary, but most estimate that approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies end with miscarriage
  • It is estimated that 80 percent of miscarriages are single miscarriages. Most women suffering from single miscarriage can have a normal pregnancy next time.
  • It is estimated that 19 percent of the adult population experience child death.

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