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Chances of preterm labor in subsequent pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi female 27yrs have got 4 children, 1st 2 born at right time normaly, 2nd 2 born early at 26 wks and 28 wks, first one waters broke then wk later born by section as had cord prolapse 2nd one waters broke week later born by section as had infection. we are thinking of adding one more to family but are scared this might happen again and as we came so close to losing the last 2 dont want to go through that again was wondering what the chances are that at would. Also must add that there was only 1 yr betwwen them and that was 3 yrs ago
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. xxxxx
Doctor :   Let me read the query
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok, now you have 3 yr difference
Doctor :   The last child birth was 3 yr back
User :   yes not had any since my son 3yrs ago
User :   there was 3 yrs between my 1st and second and second and third then only one yr between 3rd and 4rth
Doctor :   Ok so your question is what are the chances of cord prolapse and premature delivery in the next planned pregnancy
User :   yes what are the chances in me having another one born early like the last 2 ? is it advisable to try again or not?
User :   not worried about cord prolapse as i know this is rare
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   The factors that influence preterm birth of the baby depends on the nutritional status, socio economic status
Doctor :   Ofcourse the management of labor and some genetic influnece
User :   what does that mean?
Doctor :   scientifically we cannot individually say what is the incidence of you having a preterm baby just by your history of having a preterm baby
User :   does that mean it may not happen again
User :   i could go to full term
Doctor :   IF care is taken properly I do not think this can repeat
User :   if i am health and take care of myself
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
I also advise you to take an opinion from an Obstetrician here
User :   oky thank you so much for your time
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   Do you have any other queries
Doctor :   I can answer you
User :   no thats all thank you
Doctor :   Ok thanks for consulting me
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