Pregnancy After Preterm Birth
Once You have experienced a preterm birth the likelihood that you might have recurrent preterm birth increases. While, there may not be an absolute treatment for reducing the chances of having recurrent preterm pregnancies it is important to meet with your OBGYN. Our team at Consultants in Women’s Healthcare recommend meeting to help identify factors that may have caused your premature pregnancy and steps to avoid potential risks moving forward.
Common Preterm Birth Complications
Several factors such as medical history, weight, stress and others can play a large role in preterm pregnancy. Consulting with your doctor can help you navigate these risk factors and potentially avoid some common preterm birth complications such as:
- Breathing Problems
- Heart Conditions
- Gastrointestinal Issues
- Poor Metabolism
- Vision Impairment
- Hearing Problems
- Chronic Health Issues
While not all Preterm Births experience complications being born early may lead to some of the above short- or long-term health problems.
Preterm birth (PTB) is defined as birth that occurs between 20 weeks and 37 weeks of pregnancy. Approximately 10-12% of pregnant women experience PTB, and those women are at an increased risk of PTB in subsequent pregnancies. PTB poses great physical and emotional burden to mothers and infants alike, and thus the providers at Consultants in Women’s Healthcare can counsel and appropriately manage this obstetric complication with you.