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What caused your early labours?

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SheShellsSeaSells Wed 06-Sep-17 18:56:19

I have 3 kids. All were early. 29 weeks, 30 weeks and 36 weeks. I was quite underweight with the earlier 2 but put on a few stone with my 36 weeker. Plus I bled heavily with the early 2, but not with the later one. It always started with PPROM. Do you think it could have been my weight gain that helped me carry that bit longer?

pinkie1982 Fri 08-Sep-17 13:47:22

My waters completely went at 33 weeks. Labour didn't start until I was induced at 34 weeks. Waters tested for infection but they had no idea why he came early. Pregnancy was fine up until that point (all went wrong after that) but there were no indicators. Strange...

Duckstar Fri 08-Sep-17 13:51:53

I developed sepsis after DS 2 (35 weeks) and was told I must have had an infection, which would be why I went into labour early.

SheShellsSeaSells Fri 08-Sep-17 18:06:07

Thanks for your replies. My water broke at 23 weeks with my oldest. I'd love another baby but I'm so scared the next one would be earlier than the others... luckily, they're all fine, health-wise

Peachypie83 Mon 25-Sep-17 17:27:28

I don't know sad was having a textbook pregnancy until 31+3 and felt no movement that day. Went to get checked over for peace of mind and they weren't happy and decided to deliver via emcs. He was blue, not breathing, no heartbeat etc. Was resuscitated and put on a ventilator and thankfully did really well. I would love another but terrified of it happening again and not getting to hospital in time

Mrsknackered Mon 13-Nov-17 20:12:36

Not as early as some, but DS2 labour started at 34 weeks. It was because I had a kidney infection (I spend my life battling them) the labour was successfully stopped though , and I was induced 3 weeks later.

Mrsknackered Mon 13-Nov-17 20:14:36

Both the very early babies in my family, 24 and 26 weeks have been because of complete placental abruption. The babies arrived in very high risk, dramatic scenario's but have come on leaps and bounds.

Animation86 Thu 23-Nov-17 18:41:05

My 27 weekend had no reason sad I did have an awful trauma that week though so I’m not sure if it could have been this

shirley1985 Mon 27-Nov-17 10:46:54

Ive searched everywhere and cant find a similar situation to mine. So any advice welcome
I have 4 children 3 where all born full term and my 4th waters broke at 23 gave birth at 27. No known reason.
Im now 22 weeks with my 5th and cant gt a answer on my chances of full term

Animation86 Mon 27-Nov-17 14:19:12

@shirley1985

I had a full term baby after my 27 weeker. Like I say there was no real known reason, if there is no reason found there's honestly no answer whether you will reach full term or not.

Are they taking care of you? How is your care plan? I used progesterone on a clinic trial with my second from 22 weeks, I know that can be an option.

RoryItsSnowing Mon 27-Nov-17 14:25:41

My waters went at 35 weeks but I have no idea why... textbook low risk and easy pregnancy until that point.
Slightly worried that if we have another it could happen earlier confused

shirley1985 Mon 27-Nov-17 16:20:14

Same her no known reason. Care plan? Haha you must be joking. Tbh theyve said theres nohing they can do until something actually happens. I hink im booked in for cervical length test in couple of weeks. Evey twinge i have i think its time. Not sure i could go through anither NICU stint. Just anxious and stressed about it

Dollylegs Tue 28-Nov-17 17:28:04

I'm the same Rory. Textbook until 34 weeks no reason given. Probably won't have another one now sad

shirley1985 Wed 29-Nov-17 16:55:44

Was admitted yesturday for onset labour at 22 weeks. Measured my cervix length which os still 3cm. Great news. Back home now as they cant find anything. Babys head is very low my consultant could feel babies head when she did internal. Hate the waiting game

Esker Thu 14-Dec-17 00:07:12

Had bleeding from 19 weeks onwards due to a haematoma. Contractions- regular but not very painful - from 25 weeks onwards. Properly went into labour (ie dilating) on 26+5 and DS was born at 27 weeks to the day. Placenta was sent off for tests and it showed I had an infection of the cord and uterine lining (chorionamionitis). Doctors seem to think that the ongoing bleeding ultimately led to an infection, which triggered the labour.

mummyof288 Mon 01-Jan-18 11:45:43

Not very early. But my son was born at 36 weeks exactly just 10 weeks ago. Completely out the blue no warning signs and text book healthy pregnancy except from early bleeding. The day before I went into labour I went a long walk up the west highland way I'm not sure if that contributed. Went into labour on my birthday 150 miles away from home. As was away for a last minute getaway with my dh before baby was due. My first baby was induced overdue so I thought no2 would be the same x

LadyRenoir Thu 04-Jan-18 21:13:12

Mine was a model pregnancy, not a single problem. I had a few reduced movement episodes, but was not sure if he was not moving and I did not feel it (he never developed much of a pattern) or had a lazier day. Then last week my waters broke at 36 weeks and there he came. I had an acupuncture session the day before, but I was told it could not have sped up the birth, the body was just ready for it the birth and that was that.

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