Exact numbers on miscarriages are unknown. Experts estimate that about 15% of all pregnancies end with a miscarriage. To lose a child can be traumatizing and painful which also leads many women to be afraid of a new pregnancy. The risk of a miscarriage cannot be eliminated completely. Nevertheless, the risk is significantly lower when pregnant women do not drink alcohol and/or caffeine or smoke. Specific support for women mourning a miscarriage exists. Also, talking to women who have experienced a miscarriage can help.