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subsequent pregnancies and preematurity
hjf2011 posted:
Is it true that once you have a preemature birth all pregnancies after that will end in preemature delivery? How many of you out there still had a full term baby after your experience? Was your preemie your 1st or second pregnancy? Does that play a role? My 1st son was full term, my second born at 30wks. I was told that any pregnancy after that will most likely be preemature and that I shouldn't take any chances. What are your experiences with that ladies?
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j9ween2 responded:
I don't think that is the case all the time. I think it depends on why your 2nd was born at 30wks?

MIL had 4 babies. My DH is her oldest & her earliest. My BFF had a 35weeker & then a late baby.
simerlm responded:
I agree with J9. I think it depends on the reason for premature birth. I know a few people who had preemies and then had a nice, healthy full term baby. It never hurts to get a second opinion if you don't quite trust what your doctor has told you.
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Here's a link to a WebMD article that lists some causes - but overall, there's just not one thing you can point to that causes preterm labor.

Preterm Labor - What Increases Your Risk

I would discuss all options with your doctor and get a 2nd opinion as well to make sure you and the baby are as healthy as possible! Anyone else have any experience with 2nd preterm labor after 1st?

adalexnaya responded:
I was told the same thing... I have a permanently shortened cervix due to the weight put on my uterus during my pregnancy with twins...... I was told that I would not make it to full term in any future pregnancy esp given that my first was born at just 38 weeks, a rare occurrence among first babies.I am still ttc at this point in time.... and was given the ok, with the special note that Im high risk and will be visting the Doc more frequently.

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