Miscarriage

 
A human embryo at 40 days. Photo: Carolina Biological

Miscarriage: separate myth from reality

For many Asians, it's inauspicious to announce the news of a pregnancy before the end of the first trimester. There might be something in this: studies reveal that between 10 and 25 per cent of all pregnancies end in miscarriages during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy.