Miscarriage Statistics

What are the chances of miscarriage?

About 15% of all recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. Some estimate that at least 50-60% of all pregnancies will end in early pregnancy loss, as most losses occur before the woman even realises that she is pregnant.

What are the chances of pregnancy after miscarriage?

Miscarriage is usually a one time occurance for most couples. Approximately 98-99% of couples who experience a miscarriage are able to go on to have a healthy subsequent pregnancy. Approximately 1-2% of couples will go on to have multiple miscarriages in a row.

What is the risk of miscarriage due to age?

Please try to remember that statistics, although useful, do not decide your fate either way. Each woman is completely different as is each pregnancy, and it cannot be predicted who will miscarry and who will not based solely on age.

Women over the age of 35 are statistically more likely to miscarry due to the breakdown of chromosomal materials in the mother's egg with age.

Relative risk of miscarriage in different age groups in recognised pregnancies:

Age (years) Chance of Miscarriage
20-34 10%
35-39 20%
40+ 50%
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