Having another baby

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I had my first son at 40 weeks + 5 days weighing 8lb 1oz. I then had my second son at 27 weeks weighing 2lb 4 oz. Has anyone had a full term then a preemie and then a full term after?
I can find lots of information if your first child was a preemie but not if you have already carried full term.
Be great to hear from anyone

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Honestly I think each pregnancy can be so different. Depending on the situation surrounding the preemie birth it may not be a good idea to have another baby.... I would have a serious talk with your doctor. Gather all the information you can amd make your decision from there. Good luck!

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My doctor told me that each pregnancy and each placenta (important in my case) is different so even though my first was a preemie that does not mean I will have the same problem with my second. My situation was an emergency c-sec from some bacteria that got into the womb and my son starting to develop infection symptoms. So, in my case it is not set in stone. If you have issues with your cervix it may be different. What were your issues with the second one? I understand how most people are looking for info the other way around.

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like the others said, each pregnancy is so different. It also depends on the reason you had a preemie. My first pregnancy was full term, my second pregnancy I delivered at 26 weeks due to PPROM ( water breaking super early), and my third pregnancy I delivered my baby at 39 weeks!! Good luck. Its hard and very nerve wrecking to go into a next pregnancy after having a preemie. On an encouraging note...my third pregnancy was my BEST pregnancy and delivery of all of them.

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Yes, I have had that scenario! My first was a FT, weighing 6lbs 14oz, my second was delivered at 29/1 weeks due to IUGR and weighed 1lb 4oz, and my third was a planned c-section at 37/3 weeks weighing 5lbs 4oz and perfectly healthy. My MFM chose to deliver my third child early because of the risk of uterine rupture from my previous classical c-section. With my last pregnancy, the most helpful thing we did was consult with a MFM prior to conception to determine what our risks of having another preemie were. In our case, they felt the reason why our second child was IUGR was due to a fluke and the chances of having that happen again were very slim. To be on the safe side, the MFM took some extra precautions with the second pregnancy and the pregnancy was closely monitored. Best of luck to you!

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I delivered at 25 weeks 5 days due to possible placenta abruption. I was told if I get pregnant again, they would monitor very closely and I would see a high risk doctor. I would get shots starting at 18 weeks and also have ultrasounds everyweek starting at 20 weeks. Like everyone said, I definitely think it would be based on why you delivered early.

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I had a full term baby and a year and a half later a 27 weeker due to AEDF and fetal distress. I am currently 13 weeks pregnant with #3 and so far so good. Baby is growing great and I am being monitored very frequently. I spoke to my on regarding getting pregnant again months before we started to try. He said that since I have already had a full term baby, my second was most likely a fluke type problem with the way my placenta developed early on and gave me the go ahead to get pregnant. The only pre-pregnancy prep he had me do was to come off of birth control and start prenatal a full month before we started trying. I have already met with my high risk specialist as well and he is very happy with the babies development. At 20 weeks I will start going to high risk every other week for sonos to ensure nothing changes and other than that I was told to justtake it easy, keep my stress levels down and not to lift anything heavy. Best of luck!

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Hi
Thanks for all your replies. I had a placental abruption and went into spontaneous labour. I have spoken to my doctor and my sons consultant who have suggested that I'm more likely to have a full term baby as there was no underlying medical condition that led to my son being born prematurely but just wanted to hear from others to see if anyone else had been in the same boat. Fingers crossed for baby number 3!
Xx

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It is very nerve wracking, but I'm sure it is worth it. I had a ft DD in February 2011 and a 29-week DS in March 2012 due to unexplained spontaneous labor. I am now 33 weeks pregnant with #3. I am grateful for every day this baby stays in. I've been doing the progesterone (compound p17) shots since week 20 and had a few extra sonos to check cervical length with no issues. Week 29 was very hard emotionally and anytime I have weird symptoms I get very stressed. At 33 weeks, this baby has a great chance, but even the thought of delivery is emotional due to the trauma of last time. I try to deal with things one day at a time and be honest with myself about how I feel so I can deal with those emotions. I wish you the best with your next pregnancy and delivery!

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Hi kebobl, did u check with the doc on the reason for prom for your second pregnancy.
I would think identifying the cause is important so that we can take precaution and
prevent it from happening. I have a prom at 24 weeks, our baby faith has been in the nicu
for 1 month now. Shes doing well on cpap (gods grace) and i too am curious how and
what cause me to have prom. I have no pre eclampsia, no diabetes etc and all scans and checks
by the gynae turn out ok. I certainly want an answer from the docs when i next visit, to decide if
a second pregnancy is feasible or not. The experience is too scary for a repeat episode.

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Btw how long was it between your 2nd and 3rd pregnancy ?

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Pingrene, it was a twin pregnancy. In non medical language...At 6 weeks and 10 weeks I had a blood clot that would cause a bleed and in turn caused a weak sac. So, as baby A grew the blood clot/sac couldn't hold and my water broke for baby A at 14 weeks. I was put on bed rest hoping and praying not to go into labor. Both babies made it to 26 weeks when I had a placenta abruption. Baby A passed shortly after birth. His lungs were not developed at all. We spent the next 15 weeks in the hospital with our surviving twin. He is now turning 3 in December. I got pregnant with our next child when my second child was 15 months old. Glad to ear your baby, Faith is doing well. The NICU is such an emotional journey. Thinking of you as you are going through it.

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I had a ft now 15 a 26w now three (preterm labor unknown cause) and I am 19w with my third. Doc says preemie was a fluke and all should be well I am worried but now they want me to start progesterone shots. I just want baby to be healthy.

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