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Miscarriage Affects Next Pregnancy

Health 24,  July 29, 2011
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Women whose first pregnancy ends in miscarriage face a higher risk of adverse outcomes in the next pregnancy, a new study shows. Researchers investigated whether a previous spontaneous miscarriage is associated with an increased rate of adverse pregnancy outcomes in the following pregnancy in 5,777 women with an initial miscarriage and 29,348 women without a miscarriage.

Women with an initial miscarriage had significantly higher rates of fertility treatments, diabetes mellitus, cervical incompetence, preeclampsia, and chronic hypertension compared to women without a history of miscarriage, they reported online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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