9 Facts About Miscarriage Every Woman Should Know

Mar 6, 2017

Too few of us are well versed in miscarriage facts. The sad bottom line is that miscarriages are a common occurrence and there’s often nothing that can be done to prevent them. The March of Dimes tells us, “As many as half of all pregnancies may end in miscarriage — we don’t know the exact number because many may happen before a woman knows she’s pregnant.” Of course, being healthy and following all doctor recommendations is optimal for pregnancies, but most miscarriages would have taken place regardless of the mother’s habits, leaving her devastated, but not at all at fault.

Below, we’re going over 9 miscarriage facts every woman should know, including some signs and symptoms of loss. If you have any questions or concerns about your own pregnancy, please consult with your physician as soon as possible.

  • They tend to happen early

    Over 80% of miscarriages happen in the first three months of pregnancy. This is why it is believed that many take place before the woman even knows she’s conceived and the following percentage should be higher.

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