There are no studies which show that premature labor is hereditary, but it is worth letting your obstetrician know if you have such a history. It is also worthwhile to be more vigilant about premature contractions during your pregnancy.
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A lot of teens experience premature labor because their own body is still developing and is not ready to support a child. Statistics show that children born to teen mothers have a higher chance of being in a special needs class or being behind in development of other students. Whether that be because they were premature, the environment they grew up in, what the mother did during the pregnancy (smoke, drink, do drugs), hereditary problems, or natural abnormalities was not said. So yes, statistically teens are more susceptible to having premature labor.
There are many conditions that can lead to a premature birth. I had placenta abruptio which is a separation of the placenta from the uterine wall. Many times the cause for premature labor is not determined but it can be from a serious impact such as in a vehicle accident or fall to illness related or from the lifestyle of the mother such as smoking.
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