Miscarriages

How common are miscarriages? I have a friend who was about8 wks pregnant and lost twins. It scares me so bad, and how many weeks r u when they can hear the heart beat.

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JessicaEdenton, North Carolina
    07/01/14
    Jessica
    Thank you that makes me feel better <3 This is why I come here.
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      8Theresa Gould
      Miscarriages occur in about 25% of all pregnancies. I think the last figure was even lower than that. This is what I was told in 1998! That doesn't account for ones women are not aware of.

      You can hear/see baby's hearbeat via ultrasound at about 8 weeks.

      It is scary but I would try not to worry about it. I know, easier said than done.
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      07/02/14
      8Theresa Gould
      I meant higher than that, not lower. Sigh.
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        07/01/14
        Jessica
        Good I know I'm 5 weeks and by the time we go to the first doc apt I will be 8 wks so hopefully we can hear it.
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          07/01/14
          Jessica
          Thank You so much, You don't even know how much that means to me <3
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            amanda
            Unfortunately they are quite common. It is a terrible shame. Somewhere between 6-8 weeks I believe they can hear the heartbeat. I miscarried at 6 weeks and they could hear a faint heartbeat when I went to the emergency room. Please don't stress out. I know how scary all of this can be and even if it's not your first pregnancy it can all still be scary. As long as you are doing everything you can to be healthy for you and the baby and are getting proper prenatal care then that is all you can do. You just have to pray that fate will bring you a healthy pregnancy and baby. I wish you the best and hope that this is not a problem you will have to encounter! No woman should ever have to go through this its devastating.
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              07/02/14
              Jessica
              So I have been a little sore in my tummy close to where my legs meet my torso no cramping or bleeding, Is this normal?
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              07/03/14
              amanda
              You are going to be sore especially in your lower abdomen due to your uterus stretching and all your organs shifting to make room for the baby. You might even feel some small cramping kind of like when you get your period but a little lighter. As long as there is no bleeding or severe cramping you are fine. Believe me you will know if something is really wrong. Other wise feel free to ask as many questions as you have here unless you are concerned enough that you feel you need to contact your doctor. There are lots of amazing ladies on here all with their own experiences and they are all willing to take the time to answer any of your questions. Relax mama. You are doing a good job!
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                07/03/14
                Jessica
                Thanks
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                  07/10/14
                  I have had MANY miscarriages so I know it is very common, and me and my husband are currently trying to get pregnant and STAY pregnant. Which, Sticky Baby Dust, I think I might be.
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                    10/27/14
                    Not True Oriana, According to Web MD they say that "A miscarriage is a pregnancy that ends by itself within the first 20 weeks. "Stillbirth" refers to the loss of a pregnancy with fetal death that occurs after the first 20 weeks. Experts estimate that about half of all fertilized eggs die and are miscarried, usually even before the woman knows she is pregnant. Most miscarriages occur between the 7th and 12th weeks of pregnancy.

                    A miscarriage is a common experience. About 10% to 20% of pregnancies that a mother knows about -- because she has missed her period, her pregnancy has been confirmed by a health care provider, or both -- end in miscarriage. In most cases, miscarriage may be considered a "natural-selection" process, because it marks the ending of a pregnancy that would not have developed into a healthy baby. Only placental tissue, not a fetus, had formed.

                    The term "abortion" is commonly used to refer to the deliberate ending of a pregnancy. But, medically speaking, it refers to both the intentional and unintentional ending of a pregnancy, up until the time a fetus could be expected to survive outside the womb. Health care providers commonly use the medical term "spontaneous abortion" to refer to miscarriage."
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