A miscarriage can be heartbreaking and painful; understandably, you may be concerned and anxious about the possibility of another one.
In most cases, we do not know why miscarriage occurs. However, research has shown that 50-80% of miscarriages are caused by random chromosomal abnormalities, which you cannot control or prevent.
Your risk of having another miscarriage depends on several factors – how many pregnancy losses you’ve had before, you and your partner’s age, lifestyle factors, and pre-existing health or medical conditions. As long as no specific cause has been found, most women will go on to have a successful pregnancy after 1 or 2 early non-consecutive miscarriages.