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had one misscarrige what are the chances of a second?

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hey well im pleased to say im PREGNANT!!! ill be around 4 weeks, so in april i had a missed misscarraige was ment to be going for my 12 weeks scan but the baby measured 8 weeks, so sad! i had to have a d&c so now im sooooo nervous hoping that this baby bean is going to stick what id really like to know is if u have had one misscarrige what are the chances of a second? also my mum had 7 misscarraiges and 2 ectopics before she had me do these things run in family? thanks!!1 xx

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replied August 5th, 2011
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A25742
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Chances of repeated miscarriage cannot be predicted, but the chances of miscarriage cannot be ruled out also completely. If there has been early pregnancy loss, then you should consider requesting your gynecologist/obstetrician for getting serial HCG levels tested. Doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly (this test can be repeated every week unless found to be fine). If levels are not adequate, then external hormonal supplements should be considered to be started to help with preventing miscarriage/threatened abortion. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Avoid any heavy work. Avoid having intercourse during first trimester. Avoid lifting heavy objects and climbing stairs or standing for long periods of time. Look out for early signs like bleeding/spotting, increased abdominal cramps and back pain etc. Report any unusual symptoms immediately to your treating doctor/gynecologist. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist.
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