Women more likely to conceive after miscarriage: Study

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 20, 2017, 7:11 pm IST
Updated Sep 20, 2017, 7:11 pm IST
While a miscarriage is devastating, a new study offers hope for couples unsure about trying for a baby for the second time through IVF.
Women who go through IVF more likely to conceive after suffering miscarriage the first time round. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Women who go through IVF more likely to conceive after suffering miscarriage the first time round. (Photo: Pixabay)

A new study offers hope for women who have suffered a miscarriage. A miscarriage experience in the first round of IVF can ultimately lead to having a baby with further treatment, according to a report by the Daily Mail.

In fact the chances for a successful pregnancy are more likely than for those who did not become pregnant the first time through IVF.

The findings could help couples decide whether they want to continue treatment after a devastating loss which can be emotionally draining.

"Miscarriage can be a devastating experience for any couple, but especially for those who have already struggled with infertility," study author Natalie Cameron told the Daily Mail. Adding, "This, coupled with the emotional and financial burden of multiple cycles of treatment, can make many couples give up. We hope our findings will provide reassurance to these couples as they consider their options for continuing treatment."

The study, conducted by researchers at the Aberdeen University found that women who miscarried in their first round of IVF had a 39% higher chance of conceiving.

Researchers at the Aberdeen University conducted the study which spanned over a period of 10 years. Since 1999, records of 112,000 women who started IVF were examined.

The data revealed 62.3% did not get pregnant, 8.3% conceived but miscarried and 29.5% has a live birth. The team also found that 31.7% of women who miscarried the first time had a live baby after treatment for the second time. This was compared to the 22.8% who failed to get pregnant the first time.

Dr David McLernon believes the miscarriage helped the body get ready for future pregnancies. "Miscarriage shows couples they can get pregnant, that an embryo will implant in the womb. If you keep trying you are more likely to succeed." Dr McLernon told the Daily Mail.





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