Miscarriage Care and Support
Here at Innermost, we’ve helped over 20,000 parents since we started. We celebrate with many; we also walk each step with those who have lost babies due to miscarriage. It happens more often than we might think; about 1 in 6 of all pregnancies (15%) end in miscarriage. Yet talking about baby loss and about trying for another baby is sometimes the most difficult thing to do.
After a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy, it’s important to know about the risk factors for it happening again. Factors such as maternal age (affecting ovarian function) and the previous number of miscarriages (there is a slight increase in the risk of miscarriage in a subsequent pregnancy following one or even two previous miscarriages) are both risk factors in any subsequent pregnancy.
About 50 out of every 100 women with recurrent miscarriage (the loss of 3 or more consecutive pregnancies) have an underlying reason for it, although we may not always be able to find out what it is or treat it. However, careful and methodical testing can find potential risk factors, many of which can be treated.