According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), recurrent pregnancy loss is when a woman has two or more miscarriages (clinical pregnancies) before 20 weeks gestation.
- Genetic abnormalities: embryo or fetus
- Poor egg quality
- Irregular shaped uterus
- Presence of a band of tissue — septum — in the uterus
- High body mass index (BMI)
- Untreated thyroid disease
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Recreational drug use
- High caffeine intake
Even after having multiple miscarriages, a woman has a 60-80% chance of conceiving and carrying a full-term pregnancy.