When a pregnancy ends in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy it is called a miscarriage. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), anywhere from 10 to 25 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.
This means that approximately one out of every seven pregnancies will end in miscarriage. The unrecorded number is believed to be as high as one in three.
According to ACOG, approximately 1 in 160 pregnancies in the US end in stillbirth. This means that roughly 25,000 women in America will suffer a stillbirth this year.
In addition to the emotional impact a stillbirth will have on a family, the financial cost can add an enormous burden on an already tragic situation. The approximate cost of delivering a baby without insurance is between $9,000 and $25,000 and with insurance is between $500 and $5,000. Additional complications may add to these bills.
SIDS is the leading cause of death in otherwise healthy babies after one month of age. According to the National Center of Health Statistics, the number of babies who die from SIDS is between 5,000 and 6,000 a year in the United States. This means more than 13 infants die every day in the US from SIDS.