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Pregnancy after Miscarriage

Anne Sommers, Licensed Midwife


Q I am 22 years old and am currently 10 weeks pregnant. This is my seventh pregnancy. I had a miscarriage in February, and it was very bad. I started bleeding too much and lost conscience more than three times. How at risk am I for having a miscarriage this pregnancy?

A I understand that this is your 7th pregnancy, but I do not know if this is your 7th miscarriage. If it is, you need to see a perinatologist ( a specialist in obstetrics and high risk pregnancies) who may help you maintain this pregnancy or discover what is causing you to miscarry. You may have a problem manufacturing enough hormones to maintain a pregnancy, you may have scarring from abortions or D & Cs or other issues that should be evaluated.

If you have 5 live children and have had only one miscarriage in your life, the chances are you probably won't miscarry this time. Though I do not know what the actual numbers/statistics are, a majority of women will miscarry at some time in their life. Not all fertilizations succeed.

Best wishes with this pregnancy.
Anne Sommers

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Anne Sommers, LM is a Licensed Midwife in Southern California and founder of Agape Perinatal Consultation & Birthing Services. Anne has attended and personally delivered hundreds of beautiful bouncing babies in some very wonderful and natural settings -- like in the water! She has appeared on various Southern California radio and cable television shows, talked to birth organizations, was editor for several child birth publications and was the owner, editor and publisher of "Mom" Magazine, a quarterly publication in circulation for over seven years. She completed Seattle Midwifery School's Challenge Process and the NARM exam (supervised by the California Medical Board) qualifying her for midwifery licensure. Anne actually made history as noted in the Orange County Register for being one of Southern California's first Licensed Midwives. She is also the mother of two children, born at home, with the attendance of midwives. The Baby Corner The Baby Corner - The Magazine for Expecting & New Parents

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