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I have had a perfect full term pregnancy with my 18 month

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greetings, i have had a perfect full term pregnancy with my 18 month old daughter, but i JUST had a very early misscarriage (chemical pregnancy they r even considering it-i would be 5 weeks yesterday). They r telling me that this is very random and unrelated and does NOT mean that i have a problem or will misscarry again, ESPECIALLY since i have already had a kid....and that i am only 30 years old....but i am still very worried and discouraged and would appreciate any information that would help assure me that this is just an isolated incident that is unrelated to any serious problems...???????
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Pauline replied 7 years ago.

Statistics show us that many women have a miscarriage, and that the incidence is 15-20% of clinically diagnosed pregnancies. As you have already had a successful pregnancy that indicates your reproductive system is capable of carrying a baby to term. It is only if a woman has recurrent miscarriage (3 or more in succession) that additional tests are done.

I can appreciate how distressing it is for your pregnancy not to continue but do be assured that there was nothing you could have done to change things.

Going forward then we usually recommend that you do not try again until you have had a normal period, as your cycle and hormones may be slightly off for a few weeks after this loss. You should continue to look after your health with plenty of fruit and vegetables, do not smoke and consider a prenatal vitamin with folic acid.

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