WHAT ARE MY RISKS?

Your Pregnancy - - Month By Month -

The good news is that for women who have had a mis­car­riage, the chances of a suc­cess­ful sub­se­quent preg­nancy are very good – 85 to 90 per­cent of all fu­ture preg­nan­cies are suc­cess­ful and one mis­car­riage isn’t re­garded as an in­di­ca­tor of a po­ten­tial fer­til­ity prob­lem. “If you’ve had a mis­car­riage, peo­ple tend to look for causes and most of the time, they will suf­fer from guilt, but with spo­radic mis­car­riage the chances are

‘I’VE HAD MORE THAN ONE’

If you suf­fer from two con­sec­u­tive mis­car­riages, you need to seek med­i­cal ad­vice. “This needs to be eval­u­ated, be­cause the chances are much higher that a third or fourth preg­nancy will end in mis­car­riage in a sim­i­lar man­ner. How­ever, in 50 to 80 per­cent of these cases, there are treat­able causes to pre­vent another mis­car­riage. We now have much more test­ing to pick up these is­sues ear­lier,”

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