Miscarriage can be devastating, but sadly, it’s not uncommon — one in eight pregnancies will end this way.
One lesser-known type of pregnancy loss is recurrent miscarriage. This is when a person experiences two or more miscarriages in a row, and although exact numbers aren’t known, it’s thought to affect between 1% and 2% of women who get pregnant.
The effects of one miscarriage can be hard enough to deal with, but experiencing multiple pregnancy losses can be incredibly traumatic. Especially as we know that the causes of recurrent miscarriage are often not entirely clear (more on that below), which makes testing and identifying treatments tricky, too. Don’t lose hope, though, because studies show lots of people go on to have a family after recurrent miscarriage.
We spoke to Dr. Allison Rodgers, Flo board member and obstetrician, gynecologist, reproductive endocrinologist, and infertility specialist, to answer all of our questions around recurrent pregnancy loss. We also share how you can get support if you’ve experienced multiple miscarriages.