A new study has shown that women who miscarry during their first round of IVF have a better chance of falling pregnant the second time around.
It could be the light at the end of the tunnel for families who have suffered the trauma of miscarriage.
The research, carried out in the UK, has revealed that women who miscarried after their first cycle of IVF had a 41 per cent chance of become pregnant after two subsequent cycles, compared to 30 per cent for women who did not become pregnant at all.
The research was carried out at the University of Aberdeen and was published in the journal Human Reproduction.
The study found that eight per cent of women had a miscarriage during their first IVF cycle.
Researchers say these finding could give hope to the many couples experiencing miscarriage. It might even inform the decisions of families considering giving up IVF because of a sense of hopelessness.