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hello i am looking for some answers on miscarriages

i have had two in the last year and im pregnant again and im scared its going to happen again. I am having cramping again really really bad and my hormons haven't been going up again and i wish i knew what to do please help me or has this happen to anyone else?

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Asked by mommysangles08 at 1:37 PM on Oct. 21, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Have they tested your progesterone as well, or done tests after the last mc? Theres not much you can do but try to stay positive and I hope this one sticks. I had one mc last year and I understand how horrible it is.

    Answer by zionsmom1 at 1:39 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • It is my understanding that most docs won't start looking into causes or do extra testing until a woman has had at least 3 consecutive miscarriages. I think you fears are totally normal. I had one miscarriage, and I know I will be terrified the next time I get pregnant. But you should know that, statistically speaking, the odds of carrying this baby to term are very much on your side. I don't remember the exact numbers, but I know fro my own research after my miscarriage that a woman who has had 2 consecutive miscarriages has an extrememly high chance of carrying her next baby to term, higher than a woman who has never had a miscarriage. I want to say it's something like 95%, whereas a woman who has never miscarried has (I think) roughly a 65% chance of carrying to term. How far along are you?

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 1:43 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • my doc told me after I had my mc that my chances weren't any different than a woman who has never had one and its actually like an 80% chance either way. Its not less if you never miscarried.

    Answer by zionsmom1 at 1:55 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Here's a link to an informative site about miscarriages.
    If you google miscarriage statistics, you'll find lots of info. Statistics vary greatly depending on the study and the source. One thing that causes such a variance is that it is impossible to know how many women miscarry without knowing it. So that's why I gave the 65% statistic - that is taking into account as estimate of unknown miscarriages. The 80% rate of live birth does not reflect undetected miscarriages.

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 2:07 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • i know it is scarry i had 2 misscarriages but i am 5 mounths pregnet now and as far as i know my baby is okay. just keep ur hopes up and dont get all stressed out i hope this helps u

    Answer by heidicummins03 at 2:46 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • oh ok bluefrog, i get it!

    Answer by zionsmom1 at 4:07 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

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