Miscarriage risk

I have recently found out I am pregnant after first round of IVF. While so pleased I am so scared of losing this pregnancy. I am 39, what chance do I have? Also if I'm taking progesterone if I do miscarry will I have any symptoms?

Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 5 years ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

The chance with IVF is the same as with natural conception – about 15-20%.  Unfortunately, even if you are taking progesterone you can still bleed and miscarry but you can arrange scans to confirm the pregnancy is progressing well.