My second kid was born at 36 weeks. Apparently it was due to a small placental abruption. I'm little nervous this I will deliver early again this time, or even earlier. I know previous early deliveries increase your risk. But I have no idea by how much. Or how likely it is to go full term.
What was your experience? What did your ob/mw tell you?
pear / 1599 posts
DD was born at 36 w exactly (preterm labor started at 32 weeks). I had to have weekly progesterone injections from 16 weeks to 36 weeks with DS and he was born at 40 weeks exactly. I *think* it depends on the reasoning of why you went early as to how they go about it. Mine was unexplained so they did the progesterone in hopes that was the issue or would help in some way.
cantaloupe / 6171 posts
I was induced with lo1 at 37 weeks due to low fluid, so she might have stuck around longer if left on her own, but I was convinced lo2 would be early as well! I didn't have the same fluid problem and despite feeling a lot of pelvic pressure from maybe 35 or so weeks on, lo2 also had to be induced after she wasn't budging by 41 weeks!
kiwi / 551 posts
My first was born at 34 weeks bc of pre-ecclampsia. I started having high blood pressure again at 34 weeks with my second, but went on bed rest until 37 weeks and delivered my second just 4 days early.
pomegranate / 3904 posts
My first was 35 weeks, second (with progesterone shots) was 36 weeks, third (with progesterone shots) was 38 weeks.
I had a partial placental abruption with my third, so I won't go past 37 weeks in the future.
blogger / apricot / 482 posts
I had a partial placental abruption with my first at 32 weeks then was put on bed rest for several weeks. I had another abruption at 37 weeks and delivered then, so he was born at term. With my second, I went into pre-term labor beginning at 33 weeks then delivered exactly at 36 weeks (also with evidence of an abruption). I have been advised that I'd have progesterone shots with a third, but with two abruptions in my medical history, it's more likely that it would happen a third time.