Hello, I would be happy to help you with your question.
In a patient with a prior LEEP of the cervix
, followed by a preterm birth, there is DEFINITELY a risk of a preterm birth again! You need weekly cervical length ultrasounds. If there is signs of cervical change before 34 weeks, then you should be given steroids
to improve fetal lung maturity.
Also, you should avoid intercourse, exercise or heavy lifting - talk to your doctor. Your risk of another delivery is significantly increased. Forethought might avoid a trip to the NICU!
I hope this helps. If you have additional questions, please use the Premium service. I am happy to elaborate further. You are welcome ask for "Dr. Tim".