However, the vast majority of women who miscarry, then go on to have a perfectly healthy pregnancy.
Only 1 percent of women suffer recurrent miscarriages, which is defined as three or more in a row.
This means there is every likelihood that you won’t suffer a miscarriage again, and that your next pregnancy will go well.
There are some things you can do to maximise your chances of a healthy pregnancy.
At Tommy's we fund research into the causes and prevention of miscarriage, and we also have miscarriage statistics.
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ℹLast reviewed on August 1st, 2016. Next review date August 1st, 2019.