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Elle232

1st baby prem - was your 2nd also?

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angelinaballerina

DS was born at 30 weeks due to IUGR - emergency c-section. Spent almost 10 weeks in the NICU and SCN.

 

I was monitored very closely with DD, however she was born 39 weeks - only 1 week early because it was a scheduled c-section.

 

So, it isn't always a foregone conclusion that subsequent babies will be born early like your first. But it can happen.

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CountryBumpkin

I had 2 term births before going into labour at 25 weeks after a big bleed with number 3, it was stopped but my waters broke at 30 weeks and i had an emergency c section. no reason for the uterine infection, just one of those things. I've had 3 term births since, and hope to get to 39 weeks minimum with this one :)

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AmazonBabe

My eldest was born at 34w due to pre-eclampsia and IUGR.

 

My second was born at 41+2!!!

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Elle232

Was just searching for info on a 3rd preemie baby and my old post came up!

 

Just thought I'd update for those that were interested, DD2 was also born early. I went into labour at 33 weeks (which was stopped with nifidepene) then again at 34 which was also stopped. I went on to have her with no issues at 35 weeks.

 

I am currently 27 weeks with my 3rd so will see what happens this time around. My OB has said that 2 prems all but guarantees a 3rd. Just hoping it doesn't get earlier.

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EmmDasher

OP, just wondering whether you've had the progesterone treatment this time or any of the other times?

 

My DD was born at 35 weeks (PPROM after early labour was stopped at 34 weeks). No reason given and no history of prem births in the family.

 

I have number 2 onboard and my ob has put me on weekly progesterone injections from 20-32 weeks to reduce the risk of a second prem baby. 30 weeks and counting so far.

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Babyno4

My first was 40+2 PROM

Second was technically pprom at 36+4

Third was pprom at 32+4.

 

I'm now 33 weeks today with my fourth.

 

Progesterone was discussed but because my early babes are caused by waters rupturing than labour it was decided it would be that that beneficial for me to take it. So we haven't.

I haven't gone into labour by myself ever.

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Elle232

I haven't had progesterone and my OB has never raised it. I have heard of it though, I might ask him when I see him next. It may that they found no reason for my premature births other than an 'irritable uterus'. Everytime I have gone into labour it was spontaneous labour (so contractions just randomly started)

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Mrs Lost Wanderer

 

 

My obstetrician said something similar. Once doesn't mean two will be, but if it happens twice then chances are a third will be early too.

 

This is what I was told too.

 

DD1 was 33+2

DD2 was 34+5

DD3 was 35+1

DS was 36+4

 

No known reason why. I just cook them fast.

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Jessie_T

My daughter was born at 31w3d. Unfortunately my son was born at 17w3d.

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LambChop

First 31 weeks 'spontaneous labour'

Second I went in to labour at 30 weeks but caught it early so managed to lie around in hospital until 33 weeks.

 

Obs said with #3 highly unlikely at make it to 30 weeks. That's when I stopped.

 

The 'reason' is pretty important I was told, for me, seems my womb doesn't want full term babies.

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Freddie'sMum

DD#1 was born at 36 weeks. She weighed 1.7 kgs.

 

For an unknown reason she wasn't growing in utero. I was sent for scans on a weekly basis. My lovely OB said - at the 32 week mark - "if baby doesn't grow soon we will bring baby out".

 

Of course she grew a little bit just to show him !!

 

DD#2 was born at 39 weeks. She was 3.2 kgs. Healthy as an ox.

 

I remember reading that a 40 week pregnancy was based on a 28 day menstrual cycle. I could be wrong on that.

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