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What is the risk of another miscarriage?

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.

Last Updated: November 23rd, 2022