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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How often can miscarriages occur?

    I've had two unsuccessful pregnancies, both ending in miscarriages. Is it likely that this will happen again?
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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    15% to 20% of all pregnancies end with early miscarriage. Bleeding in early pregnancy most commonly occurs between the ninth and twelfth weeks. The singe most common cause of spontaneous miscarriage is chromosomal abnormalities. Women with recurrent miscarriages, ( i.e. greater than 3), require investigation for underlying conditions. This is usually undertaken by a specialist obstetrician to whom your GP would refer you. Suggestion that vitamins, bedrest and progestogen prevent miscarriage is medically unproven.
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    Women’s Health Queensland Wide Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane). Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer

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