Aspirin 'may hold key to preventing miscarriages'

Blood-thinning drugs such as aspirin could hold the key to treating a faulty gene that triggers repeated miscarriages.

According to The Telegraph, one in four pregnancies ends in a woman miscarrying and doctors now believe the recurring problem may owe more to a genetic defect than to fertility complications.

Doctors have found that a faulty gene can trigger miscarriages Credit: PA

The fault causes improper blood clotting and can be treated with blood thinners such as aspirin and heparin.

The gene, known as C4/M2, was present in 44% of Care Fertility patients, a private provider of IVF treatment, compared with just 15% of the general population.