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Does previous labor effect this?

I'm 31 weeks with my 3rd and botgh previous pregnancies I delivered at 37 weeks does that mean I could deliver again at 37 weeks?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:11 AM on May. 12, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • It means you're more likely to. Were the labors spontaneous? A lot of practitioners start stripping membranes at 37 weeks to hurry things along.

    Babies born without any form of induction (stripping membranes, pitocin, cytotec, etc) at 37 weeks are usually just great, but babies born that early with induction have higher rates of breathing problems and learning disabilities.

    I would refuse vaginal exams for this one and see what happens :)

    Answer by Ati_13 at 10:28 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • i've never had any sort of induction i've had both children vaginally, when they decided to come, and with the help of an epidural... Im not sure if its cause of my bodys size or not thats just when the other two seemed to want to come out there room LOL

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:42 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • Sounds like your body is just done growing them a little earlier than average :) It's all good!

    Answer by Ati_13 at 10:47 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • I am not sure. I know my cousin's pregnancies got longer with each child...mine have been right about the same through my first two.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:56 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • You know, every pregnancy is different so you won't know until the baby decides to have their birthday, BUT I would definitely have everything ready by 37 weeks since that seems to be your body's own personal due date in pregnancies past. Good luck.

    Answer by MaryMW at 12:08 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • im not sure u should ask ur doctor

    Answer by mommie_of02 at 1:37 PM on May. 12, 2011

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