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A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy before 24 weeks and occurs in 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies.

Miscarriage Articles

In the world of fertility treatment, pregnancy and miscarriage are delicate topics. We strive to reach the end of the first trimester, so we can finally exhale ever so slightly after 12 weeks of carrying our eggs in one basket, literally. The fact of the matter is, 1 in 5 pregnancies will end in miscarriage and more than 50% of those are due to chromosomal abnormalities.

Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. Approximately 20 percent or 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage, and often a cause is never found. Most miscarriages occur within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and are usually a single occurrence. However if a woman endures three consecutive miscarriages, they are considered recurring miscarriages.

A miscarriage refers to the loss of a pregnancy and is estimated to occur in 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies. Most miscarriages occur during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy, though they can occur later on in the pregnancy.

Miscarriage Videos


Dr. Tina Koopersmith from West Coast Women's Reproductive Center discusses miscarriage and how devastating it is. She also discusses how common miscarriages happen and how many people do not realize this until they open up about there own experience.

How Can PGS Help Prevent Recurrent Miscarriage?

By examining the chromosomes in an embyro using preimplantation genetic screening and only implanting healthy, normal embryos, doctors can reduce the miscarriage rate, explains Dr. Jamie Grifo, Program Director of the NYU Fertility Center and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, NYU School of Medicine.

What Are Underlying Causes of Miscarriage?

Dr. Ruth Lathi, with Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center, explains that most miscarriages are the result of fetal or embryonic problems, but women who have multiple miscarriages may have underlying factors that should be looked into.