What is the chance of a successful pregnancy after recurrent miscarriage?

This depends on the number of consecutive miscarriages that you have had (Table 12.2).

Table 12.2 The chance of subsequent miscarriage related to previous number of consecutive miscarriages.

Two

75

Three

55

Four

45

Five

42

 

Whilst this is to some extent reassuring, it means that the potential value of a new treatment is difficult to determine as a healthy baby could be as much due to chance as to the treatment. Large numbers of patients are required in controlled trials to demonstrate any true benefit.


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