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Doctor insights on: Chances Of Having Another Miscarriage

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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Im 19 i had a miscarriage at 6weeks one year ago I am now pregnant again and am in my 6th week, what is my chances of having another miscarriage?

MISCARRIAGE: You are placed in a high risk category or being watched closely by your OB because of what happened before. Rest assured you are in good hands and pray you will be ok this time. Good luck ! ...Read more

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I had a m/c 6 mo ago which was my first pregnancy , i currently found out i am pregnant again.what are my chances of having another miscarriage?

I had a m/c 6 mo ago which was  my first pregnancy , i currently found out i am pregnant again.what are my chances of having another miscarriage?

Same risk: Having one miscarriage does not increase your risk of a second miscarriage much more than the baseline risk for all pregnancies. Schedule your first prenatal appointment so that your doctor can help guide you through the process ...Read more

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5-7 weeks pregnant. Miscarriaged dec 11th what are the chances of having another miscarriage? Small cramps every once in A While. Sore nipples. Hungry

Depends: In general having one prior miscarriage only slightly increases your risk of a second. However, if you have bad habits like smoking or medical disorders like lupus they chance of repeat miscarriage is much higher. Always best to practice good health before conception and take folic acid or a good Prenatal vitamin before you conceive especially with past miscarriage ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage 1 week ago if i get pregnant 1 or 2 months from now would I have a chance of having another miscarriage?

I had a miscarriage 1 week ago if i get pregnant 1 or 2 months from now would I have a chance of having another miscarriage?

Possibly: You should try your best not to conceive after a miscarriage or abortion for at least 3 months, to ensure that your uterus is ready to carry another pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had a miscarriage last year started taking prenatal vitamins two days ago, what is the chance of having another miscarriage...Afraid?

Had a miscarriage last year started taking prenatal vitamins two days ago, what is the chance of having another miscarriage...Afraid?

Miscarriage: I'm sorry to hear of your loss last year -- that's painful for anyone. About 15% of all pregnant women have miscarriages -- but this is not likely related to using prenatal vitamins. Prenatal vitamins especially supply folate, (folic acid) which prevents neural tube birth defects. Smoking is one factor that may increase the risk of miscarriage. You & your doctor can discuss any risks in your specific case. ...Read more

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I recently found out that I am pregnant. I had a miscarriage on april 11. What are the chances of me having another miscarriage?

I recently found out that I am pregnant. I had a miscarriage on april 11. What are the chances of me having another miscarriage?

It varies: In general, once a woman knows she is pregnant and is clinically verified, the chance of miscarriage is approximately 15-20%. If more miscarriages occur, the chance of miscarriage rises. ...Read more

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I have had 2 miscarriges and i am pregnant for the 3rd time i am 7 weeks pregnant what are the chances of me having another miscarriage?

I have had 2 miscarriges and i am pregnant for the 3rd time i am 7 weeks pregnant what are the chances of me having another miscarriage?

In general it is: higher than women did not have this problem before but it still depends your progesteron level in the blood to protect the fetus. See your gyn to find out . ...Read more

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Does already having one miscarriage increase your chances of having another?

Does already having one miscarriage increase your chances of having another?

First trimester: One first trimester loss does not increase statistically the chance of having another. Second trimester losses are for different reasons usually, some of which might increase chance of it happening again. hope this helps you. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more