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2 mmc, what's the chance of 3rd

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Scatt Fri 23-Oct-09 19:20:22


I've just found out I've had a 2nd mmc at 7 weeks. I had one at 5 weeks in March. The nurse at the EPU said since they were at different times, it's not a pattern and I'm just really unlucky. True or not it's not helping, does anyone know what the actual chances of this happening for a 3rd time are? Aren't they increased once you've had two? I just can't believe this has happended, 1 I thought I could deal with one but I was never prepared for a 2nd. I have a wee boy already but I so want another baby but I can't keep doing this to myself.
I'm not in a very good place just now I know. I've not even bled, I don't have surgery til Wed and yesterday I was pregnant and today I'm not.
some hope please!

kissmummy Fri 23-Oct-09 21:13:32

hi there scatt i totally understand how you're feeling and my heart goes out to you. I have one little boy, he's two. I never had any miscarriages before he came along. When he was one year old I had a miscarriage at about seven weeks. Like you I dealt with it okay - i thought it was just one of those things. Then i went on to have a second miscarriage. Again, i just about coped though it was a blow, but it seemed just double bad luck. Then i had a third, which was devastating, and now a fourth. And now i'm really, really scared. All this is not to frighten you, but just to say i totally understand how you feel. i think the chances of having three miscarriages in a row are something like 1 in 1000, from memory (lesley regan's book). If that's not the exact figure it is something like that - ie its *very unlikely* it will happen to you again. I know how utterly desolating it is when it happens again, when you'd been thinking the first one was just a one off. but statistically the chances are your next pregnancy will be fine. there is a reason the NHS doesn't investigate until you've had three in a row. It's because two miscarriages in a row are not that unusual. it's absolutely crap but you have every reason to be positive, specially since you have proven you can do it, as you already have a son.

EldonAve Fri 23-Oct-09 21:45:31

Your chance of mc is still the same as someone who has had no mcs

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