First Trimester Risk of Miscarriage

First Trimester Risk of Miscarriage

           Approximately, the statistics show that 10 – 20% of all pregnancies will end up in miscarriage. Pregnant women are especially vulnerable in their first trimester. Miscarriage is also sometimes called, “Spontaneous Abortion.” It is medically defined as the loss of a pregnancy in the first 20 weeks. The statistics also reveal that the majority of miscarriages happen before 12 weeks.

            Sometimes when great misfortune like a miscarriage happens, we often search our souls looking for what has gone wrong. Unfortunately, miscarriage, especially in the first trimester, can’t be prevented in most cases.  Most miscarriages in the first trimester happen because of chromosome problem. Factors like smoking and alcohol can increase the probability of miscarriage. However, we know that they are not the whole cause. Many people engage in these activities heavily and have normal pregnancy.

             Believe it or not, one first miscarriage does not guarantee a failure in the next pregnancy. Your odds of miscarriage in the next pregnancy are the same as anyone else. However, if you have a history of repeated miscarriage and want to get pregnant again, the best thing to do is to talk to your doctor. Thank you for the advancement in medical technology today. There are technologies that can help.

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First Trimester Risk of Miscarriage