Some of you had a diagnosable condition which led to the premature birth of your child. But others (like myself) have no idea why our babies were born prematurely. Now that my son is 5 months old, I've begun to think about it more.
I thought we could do a little informal research to see if there are any commonalities between those of us who don't know what caused our babies to be born early. List anything you think might be relevant. Who knows, maybe we will discover something our doctors didn't.
*Throughout my pregnancy, I had slightly elevated thyroid hormone levels (after my son was born, I was diagnosed with Graves Disease)
*At 7 weeks, I had a pretty serious case of the flu, including very high fever
*I traveled to China for three weeks during my second trimester
*I'm a teacher, so I'm on my feet all day long at work
*I worked out at the gym 3-4 days per week during my pregnancy
*My water spontaneously broke at home at 32 weeks (my son was born that night)
*I had a pretty easy pregnancy until then
*I began taking folic acid when we started trying to get pregnant and continued taking it throughout my pregnancy (everyone always asks about f.a.)
Hmm...that's all I can think of right now. Hope to hear from some of you!