Can early labour following in the family?

Discussion in 'Teen Pregnancy' started by amy123xx, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. amy123xx

    amy123xx Guest

    just a quick question that im abit confused about.
    can going into labour early following down in the family?
    some people have told me yes and others no :shrug:
    the midwife said it all depends. which has made me none of the wiser really :dohh:

    what do you guys think?
    my mother went into premature labour with me at 29 weeks and the doctors managed to stop the labour unitl 36 weeks (with her in and out of hospital) thats when i was born and my brother was also born around 36 weeks so im just looking for some answers :shrug:
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  2. vinteenage

    vinteenage Well-Known Member

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    Really, no, there's no genetics that can make you go into labor at a similar time. There can be coincidences of course, and since you share certain physical characteristics with the women in your family labor and such can progress similarly but preterm labor, etc, isn't "inherited".

    (My mom went two days over due with me, my grandmother went a week overdue with her first, I went 8 days early with Finn! But, all of our labors progressed similarly. We're all built similar, have tilted uteruses, etc)
     
  3. cabbagebaby

    cabbagebaby Mummy To Tyler <3

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    no me my bro and sis where all born 34-36 weeks but i went 5days overdue
     
  4. aidensxmomma

    aidensxmomma 4 on Earth, Many in Heaven

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    I don't think it depends on your family history if you'll have an early labor. And sometimes your labors won't even be similar. My mom was overdue with both me and my brother, but my kids were both born a few days before their due dates. Plus, my mom had horrible, long, complicated labors where I had relatively short, easy, uncomplicated labors. So just your mom's labor history isn't an indication on how yours will be. :flower:
     
  5. rainbows_x

    rainbows_x Mummy.

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    I think it would depend if there is a specific reason for ealry labor, but just genetics, nope.
    My sister was 6 weeks early, I was 1 day early, Ava was 6 days late, but I did go into labor at 32 weeks (due to high blood pressure, my mum had my sister prematurely because of this, but that's a condition.)
     
  6. MommaBear90

    MommaBear90 Me OH and Maci

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    I've always wondered this as well and actually asked my doctor about it but never really got a definitive answer. But yeah my mom had me and my 3 siblings at around 36 weeks then my older sister never carried a baby passed 34 weeks and now the doctor is telling me she has her fingers crossed for me to make it to 37 weeks :)shrug:)
    I've thought this was a TAD bit more than coincidental but I've never known any facts to say why.
     
  7. sequeena

    sequeena Winging it.

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    No :) I was born at 34 weeks, my sister has 7 children. None were premature. I wouldn't think premature labour is genetic. You only go into premature labour if something is wrong.
     
  8. nadinek

    nadinek Well-Known Member

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    i dont know, so i asked google lol!

    https://www.livescience.com/9889-premature-births-remain-medical-mystery.html

    so yes but not just that i guess??? i have a friend who was 7 weeks early, her mother was 5 weeks early and her babies were 8-4 weeks early.
     

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