Had three healthy pregnancies and just had a miscarriage? Is that common? What could have caused it?

Mandy - posted on 06/07/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )




I had three very normal, very healthy pregnancies. My husband and I decided to try again and when I missed my period I took a home test and it was positive. However, five weeks into the pregnancy, I started bleeding and it turned out that I had a miscarriage. :( I don't know if I did anything to cause it or could have done anything to prevent it? This was my first miscarriage and it seems weird to me that it would happen after 3 healthy pregnancies. Is this common?


User - posted on 03/07/2011




I am the same I have had 3 pregnancies and 4th ended in a miscarriage at 11 weeks it was so horrible I just couldn't understand it , have you tried again? X

A - posted on 03/04/2012




I too have had 3 healthy pregnancies and recently suffered my second miscarriage. It's a frustrating and an emotional journey. We are trying to keep positive and will try again. Depending on how early on you miscarried I was told you could try again almost right away. Sometimes doctors will suggest you wait until you have 2 - 3 normal cycles before trying again. We are going to wait at least 2 this time. Good luck!

Mary - posted on 06/08/2010




My sister told me the number is like 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. We realized we don't know any woman who hasn't experienced it. Especially the ones with larger families.

I pray for all the women who experience such a loss.

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User - posted on 03/07/2011




When is the best time to try again after a miscarriage ? My heart goes out to any1 that has had a miscarriage as till this time I never knew what it felt like and now I do

Sarah - posted on 06/08/2010




Firstly big hugs for you because losing a baby can be very traumatic.

Secondly, there is nothing you can do or could have done to prevent a miscarriage. They are more common than people think, and can happen at any time. Please don't blame yourself.

Take time to greive for your loss, and discuss with your doctor when it would be safe to try again.

There are some communities on here you can join, that are for women that have lost babies, if you want to talk about this with women that have been through it.

Good luck


Louise - posted on 06/08/2010




This I am afraid is perfectly normal. 1 in 4 pregnancies do end in miscarriage nobody knows why. This is a sad time for you and your husband but the good news is there is a very good chance that the next pregnancy will be healthy. I know how you are feeling right now I had three miscarriages and ended up being investigated because I did have an underlying problem, even after two normal pregnancies.

Marie - posted on 06/08/2010




I also had a miscarriage after 3 normal pregnancies, my doctor said that women actually miscarry more than they think as they just realise that they have concieved. A friend of mine also said it may have been because the feotus was female & my body didnt like the extra female hormones so chose 2 discard it ( sorry that sounds horriable but i dont know what other word 2 use) I actually believe both 2 be true because although i went on 2 have a little girl after another boy, i was very ill & bled throughout the prgnancy & was in & out of hospital with various problems, but my little girl (now 4yrs) was born 2 weeks early weighing a healthy 7lb 11oz! hence i believe my body just didnt like the overdose of female hormones. I hope ur experience hasnt put u off trying for another baby, as im sure its just that ur angel wasnt ready 4 this world but another might be waiting 4 their turn xx

Jodi - posted on 06/07/2010




20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage :) Some, the mother never even realises she has miscarried, and many are early, like your own. More often than not, it is the result of a damaged foetus that would never be a viable pregnancy anyway, and it is natures way of preventing the pregnancy from continuing.

I know how difficult it is to lose a baby through miscarriage, I had two miscarriages between having my son and having my daughter, and it was a difficult time for us. But knowing it wasn't our fault, and that these things happen quite frequently helped me get through.

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It's a very difficult thing. I recently went through one too. It happens to a lot of women, and no, there is nothing you can do to prevent it. It's important to remember that YOU are not at fault. The good news is you can try again fairly soon after the miscarriage. I know that will never replace the baby you lost. He or she will always have a special place in your heart.

Angie - posted on 06/07/2010




I'm so sorry that this has happened to you. Yes, I believe it's very common. I imagine that we've all had more miscarriages than we know because they sometimes happen so early in a pregnancy. I had a miscarriage after my first pregnancy and went on to get pregnant in my next cycle, Marcie is now 12! Good luck!

Lisbeth - posted on 06/07/2010




I think miscarriages are very common and there are a lot of reasons this could happen and like 99 % of them are not your fault and you probably won't even know why. You did absolutely nothing to cause this it just happens. I am very sorry this happened to you and if you really want another baby keep trying. Good luck and don't get your self to worried.

Abbie - posted on 06/07/2010




First off, more then likely you didn't cause this, unless you were saying doing drugs & even that if it was a 1 time thing I don't believe that would have caused it as many drug addicts carry babies to term. There is nothing you hcould have done to prevent it once the body has started the process.

Miscarriages happen for a variety of reasons, more then likely ( from my experience) is that at that stage of a pregnancy there is a growth issue such as the cells have not formed correctly or its just not a healthy pregnancy.

I don't believe its uncommon for a women to experience a miscarriage at some point in her child bearing years. I don't believe also this should alarm you. If you have repeated miscarriages there are tests that can be done, but honestly most of the time they don't usually find a cause.

I would suggest that you deal with the loss ( in whatever way you find closure in) and continue on to try for another baby. More then likely you will go on and have another very healthy happy baby.

If you have more questions please feel free to email; I have had my fair share of miscarriages & will offer any insight possible.

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