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What are the chances of miscarriage after 12 weeks?

What are the chances of miscarriage after 12 weeks?

Miscarriage : Usually there is a reason for miscarriage , if u have no medical problem and don't do heavy lifting unlikely to happen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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What are the chances of a missed miscarriage after 12 weeks?

What are the chances of a missed miscarriage after 12 weeks?

Low: Very low after 12 weeks - and if your stated age is actually 20 years, especially low - almost all 'miscarriages' are first trimester. Good luck! ...Read more

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What coukd be the cause of a miscarriage at 12 weeks?

What coukd be the cause of a miscarriage at 12 weeks?

Nature's error: Any pregnancy carries a 15% risk of loss. It is usually a chromosomal defect. Nature makes a mistake and has a strange way of fixing it with a miscarriage. ...Read more

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What is miscarriage risk in 39 year old after 12 weeks?

What is miscarriage risk in 39 year old after 12 weeks?

Still low: Even though 39 is considered Advanced maternal age, the risk of miscarriage after 12 weeks is still very low. The chances of there being a chromosomal abnormality in the embryo is only appx 1 in 40 or so. A heartbeat, which you've likely seen by now, decreases the risk of miscarriage by a lot. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How can i cause a home miscarriage at 12 weeks ? Under no circumstances can this baby be born

How can i cause a home miscarriage at 12 weeks ? Under no circumstances can this baby be born

Not how it's done.: About 15% of pregnancies naturally miscarry, which is about 1 out of every 7 pregnancies. If a woman wants to "get rid" of her baby fetus for some reason, that's called either an elective or a therapeutic abortion. In the U.S., women are free to ask their doctors about the various options. One's doctor can help with the decision, as we don't just "get rid" of little babies without a good reason. ...Read more

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12 weeks is a usual safe haven from miscarriage but is there a lower chance come another week?

Miscarriage: miscarriage and pregnancy loss in general declines around 12 weeks. However, lots of things can increase your risk such as infection, viral exposures, medical conditions like lupus, etc. The typical causes of 1st trimester loss definitely go down though around 10-12 weeks. Ask your OB if you have other risk factors for loss. ...Read more

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Why do some websites report miscarriage risk drops significantly at 12 weeks while others say 13 weeks? Which is correct?

Before 12 weeks: I and others have published data which show that if a pregnancy is viable and normal at 10 weeks, the risk of miscarriage is less than 5%. Most abnormal pregnancies will miscarry prior to this time, or have abnormalities at the time of the 10 week ultrasound. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage but im not sure how far along i was. What would be the difference if i was only 5 weeks or 8-12 weeks? I had two tissue like ones.

I had a miscarriage but im not sure how far along i was. What would be the difference if i was only 5 weeks or 8-12 weeks? I had two tissue like ones.

Need follow-up: You need to schedule a visit with a doctor for an exam. A bhcg hormone needs to be done to confirm that the miscarriage has resolved and that nothing is still retained inside. ...Read more

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Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Yes: A large portion of abnormal pregnancies will miscarry or stop growing by 8 weeks. Many of the rest will be lost by 12 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more