When a couple suffers a miscarriage, it is always traumatic, but this situation is especially complicated when more miscarriages occur repeatedly.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), repeat miscarriage is defined as the gestational loss of 3 or more consecutive pregnancies. This definition also includes cases where a woman has suffered at least 5 miscarriages during her reproductive life, even if she has managed to have a healthy child at some point between miscarriages.
On the other hand, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) already considers a repeat miscarriage to exist when a woman has had two consecutive miscarriages, as the probability of suffering a third miscarriage is very high.
Read the full article on: What are recurrent miscarriages? – Causes, diagnosis and treatment ( 86).
By Ricardo Celís García M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Gorka Barrenetxea Ziarrusta M.D., Ph.D. (gynecologist), Joel G. Brasch M.D. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 04/28/2023