This last week I have been thinking a lot about the possibility of having another premature baby.
They say that there is an increased risk of having a other premature baby if you have already had one, but seeing as Richie was born at 34 weeks the risk isn't as high as if he were born earlier than 32 weeks. I think this pregnancy has been more emotionally and mentally draining because Ive had this in the back of my mind since becoming pregnant and I know what to expect this time around- first time around I was clueless!!!
As some of you know, I sometimes overthink situations (which hubby tells me I'm being silly half the time), and this is just another situation where my brain is working overtime about the 'what-ifs' that could occur during this pregnancy. What if I have another premature baby? What if he is born earlier than Richie was born? What if he has more complications from the premature birth than Richie had?? What if I have complications from the birth this time around? What if I go into labour/waters break while at work? These are just some of the questions swirling around my over-active mind!!
I think I'm also overthinking during this pregnancy as there was no medical reason why Richie came early, so I cant really be sure if this bub is going to be premature or not. Its a running joke around my friends and workmates about me going into premature labour again, but depending on the day, it kind of adds to my stress, as it is a reminder that this pregnancy could also result in another premature baby.
With all of these sort of questions swirling around, it is just going to start hounding me more until I'm at least past 34 weeks, then it will be new ground for me to worry about. At least I will be worrying about less premature baby questions and more about a full term baby.
Anyone who has had a premmie baby please feel free to give me any advice about the possibility of having another premature baby (just to reassure my if nothing else !)
My name is Briana and I am a wife to Terry, a mother to ,my gorgeous 2 year old son Richie with another bub on the way.