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What to Expect When You Have a Miscarriage

A no-nonsense explainer on how common it is, what the experience is like, and the choices you face

It is a simple fact that many pregnancies end in miscarriage.

The likelihood that a pregnancy will end is about 25% if we consider all pregnancies — even very early ones. The rate could be even higher if…



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Emily Oster

Professor of Economics, Brown University. Author: Expecting Better and CRIBSHEET (April 2019). Goal: creating a world of more relaxed pregnant women and parents