Recurrent miscarriage (three or more miscarriages in a row) can be a devastating experience for couples. “In the past, there has been little recognition of the special needs of women carrying a pregnancy after previous losses,” says Dr Elizabeth McCarthy. “We now know that outcomes are optimised when these families receive multidisciplinary support in a subsequent pregnancy.”
For some women there may be clear treatable or "one-off" medical factors that contributed to their miscarriages. For others, there may information to indicate that a specific fetal or placental abnormality was responsible. However, for many women, the exact cause of their miscarriages remain unclear.