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I've miscarried twice now, both times at 8 weeks. Does this mean I can never get pregnant? What should I do?
First trimester pregnancy loss is extremely common! It’s estimated that nearly 50% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage (often unbeknownst to the mother), with the vast majority of these losses occurring before 12 weeks. A small percentage of women do have two miscarriages in a row, as you did, and this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can never get pregnant. In fact, pregnancy loss occurs for a myriad of reasons. If you are very concerned, start by scheduling an appointment to speak with your doctor to review your potential risk factors for pregnancy loss, and to identify a potential cause. While it’s totally natural and quite common to feel sadness and other negative emotions during pregnancy loss, be sure to make an effort to keep yourself in a space of positivity, and optimism because there are many medical options to achieve pregnancy. Good luck on your journey!