Will I miscarry again?

Miscarriage is, sadly, fairly common. A quarter of women have experienced a miscarriage in their lifetime.

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.

Tommy's midwives offer support and information for women who have miscarried. Call our midwives on 0800 0147 800, or email us at [email protected].

    Last reviewed on August 1st, 2016. Next review date August 1st, 2019.

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    Please note that these comments are monitored but not answered by Tommy’s. Please call your GP or maternity unit if you have concerns about your health or your baby’s health.
    • By Sandy (not verified) on 5 Dec 2019 - 22:01

      I am 40 years old, my last miscarriage was 8/2017. My husband and I have had pregnancy surprises and planned pregnancies as well. We have had 7 miscarriages. I am now pregnant again, tomorrow I will be 8 weeks. We have had ultrasound and for the first time the heart rate is normal. Although I am taking care of myself. I'm still not excited, I can't be heartbroken again. For the most part I feel good.

    • By Rebecca (not verified) on 4 Dec 2019 - 11:57

      Hi guys, I experienced my first miscarriage in August 2018. Kind of a blank moment as the day I found out I was pregnant is the same day that I had a miscarriage. I was on holiday this year from sept to oct although i had heard of dvt I never actually understood what it meant or was. Long story short I came back from my last leg of holiday where I came off the plane and my feet were swollen I went to the hospital the same day (last place I wanted to be on my last day of my holiday) only to find out that I was pregnant. Now the way I have found out I’m pregnant is that I have had my period and then it stops for 1 day then I spot the next day. All pregnancies I’ve had all happened exactly the same except this time round I was light bleeding for 1 whole month. I went through what felt like the worst 4 weeks of my life as I was only around 5 weeks. The issue I’m having now is that my miscarriage was completed early November this year I then had a 2 weeks break from the bleeding then had my first period from the 23rd - 28th period has stopped completely. I woke up on the 30th as I just had my first pee of the day and wiped myself and saw a spot of blood on my toilet paper tried not to think about it and carried on with my day. I think I’m pregnant again but actually really scared this time round I don’t think I could go through another traumatic experience again a third time round. Does anyone have any advice they could provide to me to try and ease my anxiety as I’m that scared that I won’t even tell my husband about it I can’t stand to be in the health section in the supermarket without crying or feeling anxious.

    • By Danielle (not verified) on 3 Dec 2019 - 00:25

      I had a misscarriage two months ago. I let my body have a normal period before trying again and I just found out that I’m pregnant. I know I’m clearly fertile no problem. I noticed some spitting while urinating . I have slight cramping but not consistent . The last two times I intimated there was nothing and no spitting when I wiped. I feel some twinges if pain here and there but I am very worried because this is what happened two months ago . I was only about 6 weeks last time and right now only 4. I called my doctor today and went to get blood work done to check my hcg levels and also my progesterone. Though I’m praying for a happy ending I have a feeling it won’t be. Anyone have some bleeding in early pregnancy and everything turned out to be ok? I’m not sure if it’s implantation bleeding.

    • By Sarinka (not verified) on 21 Oct 2019 - 04:21

      I found out I was pregnant August 20th, unfortunately I miscarried September 21st and just found out yesterday October 20th that I am pregnant again, I’m absolutely terrified, took 5 tests, all came back positive, my OB gave my boyfriend and I the okay to try again just 2 weeks after my miscarriage, and ya not thinking I could get pregnant right away, didn’t believe her, well here I am, pregnant again, and happier than ever

    • By Angie (not verified) on 2 Sep 2019 - 23:44

      I had a miscarriage 9 years ago when I was 21, I am 30 now. I just found out over the weekend that I’m pregnant. Took 3 tests and all say positive. I haven’t been to the doctor to confirm anything yet though. But I’m extremely worried I may miscarry again. I’m probably 4 weeks and two days. What can I do to keep my mind at ease?

    • By Carmelita (not verified) on 25 Jul 2019 - 19:55

      Is the purple line a sign of early pregnancy?

    • By Ann (not verified) on 21 Jul 2019 - 02:06

      I just got pregnant again four months after a miscarriage any way to keep this pregnancy safe

    • By Shae (not verified) on 30 Jul 2019 - 22:04

      I'm just finding out I'm pregnant again I'm so emotional cause I don't want bad news I'm 5 weeks and I go to doctor next week to check

    • By Lia (not verified) on 14 Aug 2019 - 03:00

      I feel exactly the same, just got pregnant again, two months after my miscarriage and I'm so worried that the same will happen again. I'm over-analyzing every small detail.

    • By Sarah (not verified) on 19 Sep 2019 - 17:12

      I found out I was pregnant in July and sadly miscarried 3 days later so from being overwhelmed to heartbroken all in 3 days was the worst experience in my life!! 3 months later I’m pregnant again and found out only yesterday. Every little thing is running through my mind and you know what girls just think positively and have regular checks i haven’t been the hospital yet but I’m feeling a lot better this time round I just want to wait a couple of weeks until I feel okay enough to go back the hospital because of what I experienced last time. Just turned 19 and i would say I’m only about 2 weeks pregnant if that.

    • By Mercy (not verified) on 20 Aug 2019 - 13:26

      How can I keep my 5weeks pregnant away from miscarriage.

    • By Andie (not verified) on 15 Aug 2019 - 02:33

      Hi
      I just wanted to reassure you that a healthy pregnancy after a miscarriage is possible. I became pregnant 3 months after a miscarriage at 10 weeks. We now have a beautiful, cheeky little girl! The whole pregnancy after a miscarriage is terrifying but try to breathe and trust your body knows it is doing the right thing for you.
      Sending love xx

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