I went into labor with my 1st at 28.3 weeks, and gave birth to him 3 days later. My second was born at 35 weeks (I was on weekly progesterone injections and had frequent cervical scans). I imagine I would have gone to term if other precautions were taken.
We know why my preemie came early (incompetent cervix) so if I were to have a second pregnancy, it's almost guaranteed the same thing would happen without taking some more invasive measures (like having a surgery abdominally that would sew my cervix shut at the very top).
mine have all been later preemies so may be different.
Jack - waters went 27 weeks..induced at 36weeks (6lb 11oz + home within 48hrs)
Ethan- waters leaked 25weeks, went 27.5 weeksish and delivered 34 weeks (5lb 2oz + 11day scbu stay)
Poppy- waters leaked 23weeks, went at 28weeks and delivered 35weeks via emcs (5lb 4oz + home within 24hrs of being on theatre operating table!)
It can be a scary decision to have another, but if you go ahead we are all here to hold your hand and offer support xxx
I had a 32+5 first due to preeclampsia. my second was a boy, and had him at 41 weeks but my third was born at 31 weeks. he was much more poorly and I found it much harder to stabise with him than the first. I have some long-term issues as a result of his arrival and we now won't be risking any more.
My first was also born at 35+weeks (PPROM). I was hoping for a home birth with my second too, but she didn't make it to term either. She arrived at 36+ weeks, so I was less than a week from getting a home birth. In the end I have 2 healthy kiddos and that's all I really care about, so am fine with my hospital birth. If I got pregnant again (very unlikely) then I would plan for a home birth again, but still have the alternate plan in case (that's what we did last time).
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