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How often do miscarriages occur?

Miscarriages are common, and often occur before you even realize you are pregnant. Miscarriages occur in 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies, and the likelihood increases with age. 

As pragnancy progresses, the risk of miscarriage decreases, with 80 percent of all miscarriages occuring in the first timester. After the first trimester, the miscarriage risk drops down to 3 percent. After 20 weeks of pregnancy, the miscarriage is classified as either a stillbirth or a neonatal death, wit ha risk of about 0.5 percent.

What is meant by an “ovarian reserve?”

Ovarian reserve refers to the quality and quantity of your egg supply, which represents a woman's reproductive potential. There is a  fixed number of eggs in your ovaries at birth. As a woman ages, her supply of eggs gradually declines until the eggs are depleted at menopause. The greater the number of eggs, the better her chance of getting pregnant. A woman's age is the single most important factor in declining fertility due to a lower ovarian reserve.

What is unexplained infertility?

A fertility workup can uncover many causes of infertility. However, with unexplained infertility, doctors cannot find a medical cause to explain your inability to get pregnant. All the medical tests come back normal or unexplained even though a couple is unable to concieve. This affects about 1 in 5 couples. 

Potential causes for unexplained infertility:                                                   

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