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Post Miscarriage Pregnancy can be Frightening

Getting pregnant after having a miscarriage can be a frightening and stressful experience for many couples. The good news is that many couples have a miscarriage and go on to have healthy pregnancies and births.

What Causes Miscarriage?
There are many different reasons why women have miscarriages. The most common reason for miscarriage is a chromosome abnormality that is incompatible with life. While just as devastating, there is nothing that could have been done differently to prevent the miscarriage from occurring.

In other cases, factors like mom’s medical history or health during the pregnancy may cause miscarriage. Infections, incompetent cervix and certain hormonal or clotting disorders can pregnancy loss as well.

When Can We Try Again?
This depends on your individual medical situation. After an uneventful early pregnancy loss, you can usually begin trying again after one normal menstrual cycle. In circumstances where surgery or medication is needed to remove the products of conception, you may need to wait one to three months after the loss before you can try again. Speak with your doctor for further guidance.

Can I Have Another One?
This depends on the reason for why you are having trouble staying pregnant. If the miscarriage is the result of an incompetent cervix or hormonal disorder, it is quite possible that the miscarriage will happen again. If, however, there was a genetic cause for the loss, it was probably an isolated incident and should not continue to occur.

Is There a Way to Prevent a Miscarriage From Happening Again?
Unfortunately, in most cases there is no way to prevent a miscarriage. If pregnancy loss is from an incompetent cervix, hormonal or blood clotting abnormality, getting that corrected before pregnancy maybe helpful.

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