My mom was 5 wks early with both my brother and I.. does this make the chances of this happening to me even greater now?
My mom delivered me 2 months early and then delivered all my siblings after me early too even on bedrest (I was the first and her water broke prematurely).
So my OB knew to keep a good eye on me with my first pregnancy. Good thing we were monitoring me because I had preterm labor and an incompetent cervix. I was on bedrest for 17 weeks, had multiple hospital admissions for labor and was on lots of drugs to stop contractions.
I delivered my son at almost 38 weeks after all that as soon as the bedrest was lifted and I stopped my meds.
So though it's a possibility that you could deliver early it's not a guarantee. Just mention it to your OB and listen closely to your body. I had cramping and extreme pressure at 20 weeks and that's when we discovered the IC.
my mom had my sister and I at 36/37 weeks.
My DD was born at 40 weeks.
I don't think there is anything to worry about, don't stress especially since it isn't something you can control.
Eat well and stay in shape and everything should go well
I think it would depend a lot on what the cause of your mother's preterm labor was and if it's something that could be passed down.
My mom was late with all her babies - three weeks late with me - and all of mine (5) have had to be induced. I'm really hoping to stick it out this time and go into labor naturally. Hopefully that won't be at 43 weeks!
This is just my experience, but my mom had me a month premature, and I weighed 4lb 15oz & 18in. I started having preterm labor 2 months early (31 weeks), but was thankfully able to hold off on delivering her at 36 weeks. She was 4lb 10oz & 18in. So, DD and I were both born a month early, and were pretty close to being the same size. DD was diagnosed as having IUGR, so maybe I had it too and it's genetic? I seriously have no idea. It could also just be a coincidence! I did a lot of research on it last year, but I can't remember any of it now
Anyway, I just thought I would chime in with my experience. Everyone is different and so is every pregnancy. If you are really concerned about it, just ask your doctor