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Old 05-26-2005, 09:10 AM   #1
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donasmith HB User

I'm having a bit of a nervous day and after reading some disappointing posts, I thought I would ask a question for some reassurance.

I ready somewhere that after your first trimester you chances of a miscarriage go down ____%. Also, after seeing/hearing the baby's heartbeat it goes down even furter at ___% as well as seeing the baby it goes down ___%. Anyone know these figures?

Also, what are the chances of a missed miscarriage - this scares me more than anything.

thanks so much-

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Old 05-26-2005, 02:25 PM   #2
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Re: Question/concern

I had a missacrriage last year so I was very into these facts too. My doctor had told me that after just seeing the heartbeat at 6 weeks that the chances were as low as 3% and then after hearing less than 1%, but like I have been told so many time, try not to worry because if something is going to happen its going to happen, most likely won't but the less worrying the best for the baby. I was 23 weeks yesterday and this will be my 1st after a misscarriage last year @12-13 weeks.

Old 05-26-2005, 02:29 PM   #3
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Re: Question/concern

I read that after the first trimester the rate is 5% and 3% after you have seen the heartbeat. The odds are definitely in your favor.

Old 05-27-2005, 08:04 AM   #4
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Re: Question/concern

I've read the opposite...5% after seeing/hearing heartbeat, and 3% after 1st trimester. Your miscarriage risk goes down every week after 8 weeks. I'm also very paranoid about miscarrying, but this statistic really comforted me for some reason: only 1 out of 5 women will ever have a miscarriage. For some reason that sounds like way better odds than reading that 15% (roughly 1 out of 7) pregnancies end in miscarriage.

How far along are you?

Old 05-27-2005, 08:49 AM   #5
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It is only right to worry during pregnancy! I have had 3 healthy, normal babys, but i still worry every day about a miscarriage. I know it is highly unlikely for me, but the concern is still there!

Old 05-28-2005, 12:03 AM   #6
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Re: Question/concern

Hi Dona

I don't know much about the statistics but I did want to reply on the missed miscarriage issue. I was also very, very scared of that as someone I know has had two. When I went for my first scan at 12 weeks I was so nervous I could hardly speak. Luckily for me everything was fine and I'm now 32 weeks. I can't give you actual figures but remember that the chances of a miscarriage are actually very low and of those only a tiny percentage will be missed miscarriages. Like someone else said, if it's going to happen, it will and you can't do anything about it. Try to relax and remember that the odds are definately on your side.

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