Nothing is more disappointing for a couple than to achieve pregnancy only to have it end prematurely in miscarriage. This is particularly true for couples that have undergone infertility treatments.
Unfortunately miscarriage will occur in approximately 15 percent of all pregnancies in younger women. Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as the loss of three or more consecutive pregnancies. Data also indicate that the miscarriage rate increases as a female ages, and some studies indicate that 75 perent of women over 45 will experience miscarriage.