If you’re thinking about getting pregnant after having a premature baby, you may have many questions and concerns. Having had a premature baby in the past makes you more likely to have preterm labor and give birth early in another pregnancy.
When you’re ready to become pregnant again, schedule a preconception checkup with your health care provider. This is the best time to discuss your previous pregnancy and ask all of your questions and concerns about becoming pregnant again.
Not sure where to start? Here are some questions to ask your provider:
- When is the best time for me to become pregnant again?
- Are there treatments to help prevent preterm labor in my next pregnancy?
- Is progesterone treatment right for me?
- Can I reduce my risk for preterm labor and premature birth?
- Do I need to see a specialist, such as a maternal fetal medicine specialist?
- What should I do if I have signs or symptoms of preterm labor?
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