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 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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