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