About 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, and most women are thankfully able to go on to have healthy future pregnancies. Only about 1% of women will experience a repeated miscarriage. The predicted risk of a 2nd miscarriage is no different from anybody else’s – and remains at about 1 in 4 pregnancies or 20%. However, after 2 consecutive miscarriages the risk of another miscarriage increases to about 28%, and after 3 or more miscarriages, the risk of another miscarriage is about 43%.
A torrent of feelings can be experienced after a miscarriage: loss, sadness, guilt, anxiety, and even anger. All these emotions are normal and the grieving process following a miscarriage should not be rushed. Deciding to conceive again after a miscarriage can be stressful and often a painful decision to make. It is recommended that the parties wait until they feel emotionally and physically ready to proceed with another attempt at a pregnancy.