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When do a majority of miscarriages occur?

It appears that most miscarriages happen in the first trimester (in the first 12 weeks, to be exact). It is estimated that this is the case 85 percent of the time. Such early miscarriages are often due to fetal growth abnormalities rather than factors involving the pregnant woman herself.

Evelyn Minaya, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Most miscarriages occur during the first trimester. Watch this video featuring obstetrician and gynecologist Evelyn Minaya, M.D., to find out what can happen during the first three months to bring about the loss of a pregnancy.

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