What are the chances of me having a miscarriage in the first 12 weeks pregnancy?
Miscarriage is the most common pregnancy problem, but the vast majority occur very early on, often before you even know you are pregnant.
At six weeks, approximately 1 in 6 pregnancies, or 15 per cent, will end in miscarriage.
At eight weeks, the odds of the pregnancy ending in a miscarriage have fallen dramatically to around 1 in 16 pregnancies, or 6 per cent.
After 12 weeks of pregnancy, only 1 per cent of pregnancies end in miscarriage.
Why does miscarriage happen pregnancy?
Zita West would like to thank Jane Knight for her tremendous help, inspiration and support in the work at the clinic and in the writing of this book. Thanks also to Anita O’Neill, Brian Astley, Melanie Brown and Isobelle Obert. Special thanks to Deborah Beckerman for helping to put the words on paper and for her endless patience, Angela Baynham for her energy and support, and Esther Ripley and Sara Kimmins and all the creative team at DK.
DK would like to thank Deborah Beckerman for her generous editorial help, Ann Baggaley for proofreading and editing, Susan Bosanko for the index, Tara Woolnough and Zia Allaway for additional editorial assistance, and Niccy Kemp, Claire Legemah, Peggy Sadler and Simon Wilder for additional design assistance.
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