I'm not ready to TTC yet, but sort of just thinking ahead and trying to gather some information for the future.
I had PPROM from chorioamnioitis (confirmed by testing after the fact) with my son and he was born at 34w6d. I was told by my OB afterwards that chorio is a rare and random thing and that since I had no other complications, it was unlikely that I would have a preemie again, but still my prenatal care would be a little different the second time around.
I know that I will most likely be getting progesterone shots. Are additional prenatal appointments and ultrasounds likely as well? Pelvic rest? Bed rest? Those of you who have had another baby after an unexpected preemie, how was your prenatal care different?
Re: Prenatal care after a preemie
i know it's not exactly what you were asking since i didn't have a preemie the first time around but i did see MFM...
To answer your question it often means more appts and scans (but who doesn't want to see their baby??) and potentially shots. but bed rest and pelvic rest don't seem to be common unless your particular condition requires it.
I had contractions starting at 32 wks with ds2. So I was on modified bed rest and ended up in the hospital 3 times. However I attribute the extra monitoring to catching my contractions early and being able to stop them. It is nerve racking having a 2nd after a premie. Contact your insurance. Mine offered a bunch of extra services since my first was a premie. Good luck and hopefully a uneventful pg.