Preemies

Do you think I might go preterm?

I went to the doctor and found out I'm not dialated at all, but I'm 30 effaced, I also keep having bad period cramps and they said no sex and to take it easy, I am also only 28w3d but baby is measuring 30w1d
Since I'm 30 effaced and having bad cramps. Do you think I'm at risk for preterm? I'm also only fifteen, and my mom had me at 32 weeks, so I was a preemie.

Re: Do you think I might go preterm?

  • I'm sorry but this post screams troll.  This is not a board where trolls are appreciated.  What is wrong with you?
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  • Only your OB can tell you that.
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  • I'm not a troll, I am being serious.
    My OB doesn't seem very worried, but I'm still worried. I can't shake the feeling off that she's going to come early.
    I thought posting on here would give me more answers then posting in the teen pregnancy/teen mom section, and I thought other people might have had similar symptoms and their baby came early.
    I'm just worried, especially since I'm small and young, I just want my daughter to be healthy and safe.
  • If your OB is not worried, then you shouldn't be either. However, I agree with PP's this post screams troll, and this is one of the few boards where you DO NOT pull this crap. If you are legit, I suggest lurking for a bit. If you aren't legit, you should be absolutely ashamed of yourself. 
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  • image marizzie15:
    I'm not a troll, I am being serious. My OB doesn't seem very worried, but I'm still worried. I can't shake the feeling off that she's going to come early. I thought posting on here would give me more answers then posting in the teen pregnancy/teen mom section, and I thought other people might have had similar symptoms and their baby came early. I'm just worried, especially since I'm small and young, I just want my daughter to be healthy and safe.
    Well, I'm glad we don't have a troll.  Sorry if I offended you.  Every now and then we get one, and this just isn't the place for that sort of thing, KWIM? 

    First off, I'm glad you are seeking help.  I used to teach HS, and I had quite a few teen moms in my classes over the years.  Some were responsible, others not, and I'm glad to see you're being responsible, not that my opinion should matter to you.  I just feel the need to say stuff like that.  (I'm sorry if that offends you.)  Also, I wasn't aware that there was a Teen board; I don't see it listed...

    We really can't say from the info you've given us.  Most of us have no medical training.  If your doc(s) isn't worried, I wouldn't get too worked up about it.  The stress isn't good for the baby.  There is always a possibility of PTL, even in a healthy PG.  But effacement doesn't automatically equal imminent PTL, nor does a history of preemies in the family or being young.  Please come back for support, though if you wind up having a preemie; we all need support.  Best of luck!

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    DS: BFP December 2011...SCH at 5 weeks, SBR at 7 weeks, Placental Abruption at 13 weeks, Hospitalized at 25 weeks, pPROM at 28 weeks, PTL via CS at 31 weeks 

    DD2: BFP January 2013...P17 shots, delivered via VBAC at 39 weeks
  • I'm going to be somewhat blunt: if you're really only 15, yes, because of your age, you're at risk for preterm labor.

    If your doctor said no sex and take it easy, yes, there is a chance something could trigger preterm labor. They don't give those guidelines just for fun.

    Ask your doctor what signs to look for that are indications of something worse.

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  • Effacement means the thickness of your cervix which can be pretty subjective.  A tall woman most likely has a longer cervix than a shorter one.  Has your ob been checking it regularly and felt your individual cervix shortening?

    If I was your mom, I would be encouraging you to not be having sex at all anymore, but that's not really related to PTL.  

    GL and I do agree with everyone else that your dr is best for specific advice in your situation.   

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