What are the chances of having a second miscarriage in a row?
Just 2 percent of pregnant women experience two pregnancy losses in a row, and only about 1 percent have three consecutive pregnancy losses. The risk of recurrence depends on many factors. After one miscarriage, the chance of a second miscarriage is about 14 to 21 percent.
Some women will start to have bleeding and cramping, which is caused by contractions that are working to expel the contents of the uterus, and may pass large blood clots and tissue. If it happens rapidly, the miscarriage is usually completed by the body without complications.
- After a miscarriage, the body heals very quickly. “A woman will generally ovulate two to four weeks after a miscarriage, with a normal menstrual period occurring two weeks after ovulation,” says Dr. Lerner. “She can then start trying to get pregnant right away, if she wants to, with no increased risk of miscarriage.”
- Because some pregnancy hormones remain in the blood for one to two months after a miscarriage, even after a conclusive miscarriage diagnosis, it's possible that you will continue to have nausea and other pregnancy symptoms for some time, especially if your miscarriage happened later in the first trimester.
- Any bleeding other than spotting during early pregnancy may represent a threatened miscarriage. (A miscarriage may also be referred to as a spontaneous abortion.) Vaginal bleeding is common in early pregnancy. The bleeding and pain associated with threatened miscarriage are usually mild.
Updated: 22nd October 2018