Miscarriage is heartbreak and often times the causes are unidentified. Miscarriages usually occur within the first 20 weeks into the pregnancy. 10 to 25 percent of pregnant women experience miscarriage. As your pregnancy progresses the chances of miscarriage decline with it. 90 percent of the miscarriages happen within the first trimester. Mothers often start blaming themselves for the loss of their child but miscarriages in most cases have no apparent reason and are just genetics. Causes that lead to a miscarriage are not in anybody’s hand and nobody is to be blamed for it. Here are miscarriage risks week by week:
Week 3 to 4
Many women experience miscarriage even before they come to know about their pregnancy through a doctor or by a home pregnancy test. It is seen that as many as 50 to 75 percents of pregnancies may result in miscarriage around this time.
According to a study, the risk of miscarriage may reduce to approximately 20 percent by the time a woman is 5 weeks pregnant. Your age plays an important role during this time during your pregnancy if you are below 30 years old, your risk may vary from 9 to 17 percent, however, if you are 40 years or more, your chances of miscarriage may increase substantially, that is from 40 to 80 percent.
Week 6 to 7
This is the time when you can hear your baby’s heartbeat. This depicts that your baby is now mature and the chances of miscarriage are diminishing, it is seen that only 5 percent of pregnancies may end up in abortions or miscarriages.
Week 8 to 13
This the second half of your first trimester and the chances of a miscarriage are very low. It is seen that only 2 to 4 percent of pregnancies end up in miscarriage once they reach this stage of pregnancy.
Week 14 to 20
As you come closer to your second trimester, the risk of miscarriage becomes fairly low to negligible. It is observed that less than 1 percent of women, who reach this stage of pregnancy end up losing their pregnancy.
Factors of Miscarriage:
90 percents of miscarriages occur due to genetic issues. A baby inherits 23 chromosomes from each parent. If either of the chromosomes is defective or missing, it may lead to complications that may result in a miscarriage.
Sometimes a woman may suffer from infections of cervix or uterus such as mycoplasma, Chlamydia, ureaplasma or gonorrhea. All such kinds of infections may prove to be fatal for the growth and development of the growing baby and may lead to a miscarriage.
Progesterone is a very important hormone during pregnancy. Sometimes when the body is unable to produce ample amounts of this hormone in the body, a miscarriage may take place.