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The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Pregnancy, Answered

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What are my chances of having a miscarriage?

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This isn’t a question that most people want to think about it, but people will find themselves Googling it. Miscarriage is defined as a pregnancy loss in the womb before 20 weeks. According to March of Dimes, the chances of a miscarriage happening to women who know they are pregnant are between 10 to 15 percent. Miscarriages are most common before the 12th week of pregnancy. That is why some parents wait until they are beyond the three-month mark before they announce they are expecting. But, pregnancy loss can still happen in the second trimester. Out of a 100, one to five moms can experience a miscarriage in their second trimester. Research is still being done to find out more about miscarriages but there are women who miscarry who eventually do have children. There are also more and more supportive networks for parents who have experienced a loss of pregnancy.

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