Pregnancy Statistics

Breastfeeding Statistics Data
Number of births each year in the U.S. 6 Million
Number of live births 4,058,000
Number of pregnancy losses 1,995,840
Pregnancy Loss  
Annual number of miscarriages 600,000
Annual number of pregnancy terminations 1,200,000
Annual number of ectopic pregnancies 64,000
Annual number of molar pregnancies 6,000
Annual number of still births 26,000
Pregnancy Complications  
Percent of women who experience one or more pregnancy complications 14.5 %
Percent of babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 7.6 %
Percent of babies born prematurely 7.7 %
Percent of babies born with low birth weight 5.1 %
Percent of babies born with birth defetcs 2.5 %
Percent of infants who die before their first birthday 0.45 %
Reproductive Health  
Number of women in the childbearing years, ages 15-44 60 Million
Percent of these women who are sexually active 70 %
Percent who use a form of contraception 64 %
Percent who have unplanned pregnancies 47 %
Percent of women who deal with infertility 10 %
Percent of married couples who deal with infertility 3 %
Pregnancy and Social Concern Statistics  
Annual number of babies born to teenage mothers 468,000
Percent of pregnant women who are diagnosed with post partum depression 11 %
Percent of women who smoke cigarettes while pregnant 13.6 %
Percent of women who drink alcohol while pregnant 12.6 %
Percent of pregnant women who are subject to domestic violence 4 %

Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is the birth of a baby at less than 37 weeks gestational age. These babies are known as preemies or premmies.

Statistic Verification
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Research Date: June 9th, 2015

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