Recurrent Pregnancy Losses
A miscarriage is when you lose a pregnancy at some point in the first 28 weeks. When this happens three or more times doctors call this recurrent miscarriage. Around one woman in every 100 has recurrent miscarriages. This is about three times more than you would expect to happen just by chance, so it seems that for some women there must be a specific reason for their losses. For others, however, no underlying problem can be identified; their repeated miscarriages may be due to chance alone.
Why Does it Happen?
Often, in spite of careful investigations, the reasons for recurrent miscarriages cannot be found. However, if you and your partner feel able to keep trying, you still have a good chance of a successful birth in future. There are a number of things which may play a part in recurrent miscarriage.