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Q&A: Who is at risk for preterm labor?

Who exactly is at risk for preterm labor?

Re: Who exactly is at risk for preterm labor?

The Bump Expert

Some women experience preterm labor without any warning or risk factors throughout their pregnancy, but there are definitely certain risk factors that can tip you off in advance. To start with, women who are expecting multiples (twins or more), often experience preterm labor. But other factors can include previous cervical or uterine surgery, previous pregnancy losses, smoking or drug use, high blood pressure or diabetes, or an infection or STD. Women who are over the age of 35 or overweight are more likely to go into labor early, as well. But regardless of whether or not one of these risk factors apply to you, I always say it's best to prepared no matter what your circumstance is, and create a plan for yourself -- just in case.

Karen Moise, RN

Q&A: Who is at risk for preterm labor?

I am over 35, overweight and was pregnant with twins. Although I went into preterm labor, my boys are very healthy, thankfully.

busybea |

Q&A: Who is at risk for preterm labor?

i was 18 when my daughter was born, she was due at the end of october and i had her on the 4th of october. i was told i wouldnt go into labor if i went on a 2 hour car ride and when i got to arkansas my water broke and i had her the next day, shes healthy and all but they didnt say why i had her early. we are expecting our second and i am wonderign if she is going to comes early too or if it was just because of the car ride

alynnr10 |

Q&A: Who is at risk for preterm labor?

i want to say i was about 35 weeks and 6 days because they gave me a group b strep test before we left to go on our family road trip

alynnr10 |