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What are the chances of a second miscarriage after three years?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


Practicing since :2001

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Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2018 in Women's Health
Question: please help I had a miscarriage I was 12 weeks pregnant but baby died at 6 weeks. I am 42 and this was my first pregnancy. I miscarried naturally and want to try again. i am so scared it will happen again. I got pregnant naturally but it took 3 years. Will it take as long to conceive again and will I get pregnant naturally again with it happening before
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Detail below.

Detailed Answer:


As you get pregnant once than chances of again pregnancy are much higher and early,you will get pregnant naturally again.

Once you will get pregnant than you must go under supervision of gynecologist for proper monitoring.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 15 minutes later
as I have had one miscarriage will I have another or do you think it could be a one off
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:

You can have a normal pregnancy next time.

Detailed Answer:


A miscarriage at 6 weeks is mostly due to a chromosomal abnormality.

This does not mean that you will have a miscarriage again. The chances of natural conception again are present.

The normal ovulation returns 1-2 cycles after a miscarriage. No need to worry.

Do some basic things also to improve fertility:

1) Avoid stress by yoga/deep breathing regularly (20-30 times).

2) Drink plenty of fluids/water and eat leafy vegetables & fruits.

3) Control body weight by regular physical exercise.

4) Maintain personal hygiene and need proper sleeping.

Before planning next pregnancy, it is better to undergo some investigation to rule out causes of previous abortion like TORCH profile, Blood gr & Rh typing of both (to check Rh incompatibility), Blood sugar (PPBS), Test for chromosomal abnormality, Progesterone level after ovulation etc.

Taking folic acid & vitamin E in preconception period are very much helpful to improve fertility & in brain development of fetus during pregnancy.

Best days for conception are from day 10-16 of cycle counting the date of start of periods as day 1 of cycle in women with regular cycles.

It is recommended to have sex on alternate days during these days to have best results.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr. Rakhi Tayal, OBGYN
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