Does Preterm birth run in families?
There is ample evidence to suggest that preterm birth does run in families. Women who were themselves born early are at increased risk of delivering their own infants early as well. Recent data has also shown that sisters and female cousins of women have experienced a preterm birth are at increased risk of having a preterm birth themselves. If you or a member of your family has previously experienced a preterm birth, please contact the clinic to allow us to assess your risk of preterm birth.