Miscarriage/Recurrent Miscarriage

Miscarriage/Recurrent miscarriage happens in almost 15 to 20% of pregnancies during the first trimester. There is no scientific proof that a woman cannot become pregnant again after a miscarriage; women have given birth to healthy kids even after one or two miscarriages. So, even if a miscarriage can shake your faith, don't lose hope and consult a doctor for a successful pregnancy the next time.

Types of Miscarriage/Recurrent Miscarriage

  1. Recurrent early miscarriages - These miscarriages happen in the first trimester because of a genetic or chromosomal problem with the embryo. There are times when issues with the uterus can also lead to early miscarriages.
  2. Recurrent late miscarriages - These miscarriages happen because of autoimmune issues, uterine abnormalities, early labour, or an incompetent cervix.

Causes of Miscarriage/Recurrent Miscarriage

Finding a cause of miscarriage/recurrent miscarriage can help you prepare for your future pregnancies in a much better way. You will know the dos and don'ts you should remember during your next pregnancy. Below are some of the reasons why there could be a miscarriage:

1. Genetic

Embryo abnormalities are the most common, resulting in almost 50 per cent to 80 per cent of all miscarriages in the first trimester. If the abnormalities are commonly transferrable, there will be chances of repeated miscarriages. In such cases, you and your partner should get yourself tested.

2. Uterine Anomalies

Uterine structural issues can cause around 15% of total miscarriages. Some of you may be born with a double uterus, a uterus divided by walls or some other uterus problem. Such problems also lead to repeated miscarriages.

3. Endocrine Issues

Your doctor will tell you to take some tests to look for problems such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, diabetes, and issues with the pituitary and thyroid glands.

4. Autoimmune Disease

In this situation, the mother produces antibodies that indirectly cause clotting in blood vessels and affect the developing baby in the body. It does not provide the baby with the required nutrients, leading to a miscarriage.

5. Environmental Factors

Specific chemicals, drugs, and exposure to X-rays can also result in miscarriages. Also, people who drink a lot of alcohol, smoke, or have more weight can have miscarriage issues.

Types of tests to find out more about Miscarriage/Recurrent miscarriage

If you have had previous miscarriages, your doctor can give you some tests to find out the reason behind them, such as:

  • Sonography
  • Testing for auto-immune disorders
  • Insulin, diabetes and thyroid
  • Blood clotting
  • Parent’s chromosome testing

Preventions to take

Most of the time, handling a miscarriage is not possible, but you can try the following things so that the chances are lessened:

  1. You can make healthy lifestyle choices.
  2. You should take daily prenatal vitamins or folic acid medicine when pregnant.
  3. You should also reduce your caffeine intake and avoid alcohol during pregnancy.
  4. It would help if you did not smoke or take other drugs while pregnant. Taking your doctor’s advice is a must.


Miscarriage/Recurrent miscarriage can affect you; it can be very disturbing if the reason is unknown. It would be best if you met a doctor who specialises in repeated miscarriages to help you with your case. But you should not think negatively and discuss your case with a doctor who can advise you on the next steps for a safe pregnancy.

Request an appointment at Apollo Cradle, Bengaluru - Brookefield. Call 1860-500-1066 to book an appointment.

1. How many miscarriages make up for a recurrent miscarriage?

When you have two or more miscarriages, it will be called a recurrent miscarriage.

2. How can you prevent Miscarriage/Recurrent miscarriage?

You can reduce the chances of miscarriage by following a healthy lifestyle, drinking less alcohol and caffeine, and not smoking.

3. What should you do after two miscarriages in a row?

After two miscarriages, your doctor will tell you to take some tests to figure out the cause of the miscarriages. Those tests can help you better plan your next pregnancy.

4. Is recurrent miscarriage considered a fertility issue?

No, recurrent miscarriages are not a fertility issue; you can become pregnant even after two or more miscarriages.

5. Is folic acid medicine good after a miscarriage?

It would be best to follow the treatment your doctor suggests after a miscarriage. It would help if you did not try to do self-medication.

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