A member asked:

Our first daughter was born 8 weeks premature 7 years ago. what are the chances of having another premature birth?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Jeff Livingston answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Elevated risk: Women who have preterm deliveries are more likely than other women to have preterm labor again. You should discuss the use of 17 hydroxy Progesterone injections with your doctor as a preventative measure. You may want to ask how they manage prenatal care in women with a history of preterm birth to make sure you understand and agree with the plan.

Answered 6/30/2014


Dr. Alan Patterson answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

You are at increased: Risk, please discuss with your OB and you should be followed closely by your OB along with a perinatologist that your OB chooses to help follow you, as now there are better meds to prevent premature labor and better methods to detect it.

Answered 9/28/2016



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