Pregnancy Statistics

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Number of births each year in the U.S.6 Million
Number of live births4,058,000
Number of pregnancy losses1,995,840
Pregnancy Loss 
Annual number of miscarriages600,000
Annual number of pregnancy terminations1,200,000
Annual number of ectopic pregnancies64,000
Annual number of molar pregnancies6,000
Annual number of still births26,000
Pregnancy Complications 
Percent of women who experience one or more pregnancy complications14.5 %
Percent of babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care7.6 %
Percent of babies born prematurely7.7 %
Percent of babies born with low birth weight5.1 %
Percent of babies born with birth defetcs2.5 %
Percent of infants who die before their first birthday0.45 %
Reproductive Health 
Number of women in the childbearing years, ages 15-4460 Million
Percent of these women who are sexually active70 %
Percent who use a form of contraception64 %
Percent who have unplanned pregnancies47 %
Percent of women who deal with infertility10 %
Percent of married couples who deal with infertility3 %
Pregnancy and Social Concern Statistics 
Annual number of babies born to teenage mothers468,000
Percent of pregnant women who are diagnosed with post partum depression11 %
Percent of women who smoke cigarettes while pregnant13.6 %
Percent of women who drink alcohol while pregnant12.6 %
Percent of pregnant women who are subject to domestic violence4 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 5, 2016

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