Risk Factors for Miscarriage

It is very rare for miscarriage to occur because of something you have or have not done, although many parents still feel this to be the case. However, women are more likely to have miscarriages if they:

  • are older
  • smoke
  • drink alcohol in the first trimester
  • drink too much caffeine in coffee, tea or energy drinks.

The best that you can do is follow the advice for a healthy pregnancy: adopting a healthy lifestyle can decrease your risk of miscarriage:

  • no cigarettes
  • no alcohol
  • little to no caffeine
  • avoid contact with others who may have an infectious illness

Ask your doctor for further information.

You may also like to visit www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au for further information.

For Bereavement Support contact Red Nose Grief and Loss 1300 308 307 or visit our website www.rednosegriefandloss.com.au.

Last modified: 6/12/16