Unfortunately, miscarriages are common in the first weeks of pregnancy. Most of them are caused by genetic or chromosomal problems that compromise the correct development of the embryo. That is why the older the woman is, the oocyte quality is the poorer and, therefore, the risk of miscarriage is increased.
The earlier the miscarriage occurs, the less impact it will have in the future. Miscarriages in the first few weeks are naturally evacuated with a haemorrhage with clots. However, if fetal loss occurs later in gestation, curettage, surgical procedure to scrape the walls of the uterus to remove any embryonic debris, may be necessary. This scraping, if not performed correctly, can affect the lining of the uterus and complicate the woman’s future fertility.