One miscarriage can come as a shocking blow to couples and some unfortunate couples experience several in a row. Miscarriage is more common than generally thought, occurring in about 15% of all pregnancies. The most common cause of miscarriage is an abnormal fetus and occasionally diseases in the female.
One miscarriage does not necessarily mean that others will occur. After three consecutive miscarriages without an intrauterine birth (recurrent miscarriage), a physical examination may detect physical and hormonal causes that can be treated.