Tommy's PregnancyHub

Your pregnancy history and premature birth

Your history of previous pregnancies and your medical history are factors in determining your risk of premature delivery.

If you have had a premature baby in the past, you are more likely to have a premature delivery in future pregnancies.

One of the main risk factors for premature delivery is previous premature delivery. The more premature deliveries you have had, and the earlier your babies were born, the higher the risk of premature delivery in a future pregnancy.

You're also more likely to go into premature labour if:

Review dates

Last reviewed: 5 October, 2016
Next review: 5 October, 2019