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a maybe silly question? *~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10700 posts
15th Mar '13

I was wondering... if preterm labor runs in husbands side of the family and term babies in my side, does that make any difference? I'm sure it doesn't... but that was just something I was wondering.

♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5836 posts
15th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:</b>" I was wondering... if preterm labor runs in husbands side of the family and term babies in my side, does that make any difference? I'm sure it doesn't... but that was just something I was wondering."</blockquote>



DH and SIL were both preemies. We have full term babies.

☆jeep_mama☆ 17 kids; Grand Rapids Charter Township, Michigan 10963 posts
15th Mar '13

It is your body, I would say if it is genetic it has to do with your side of the family. Your husbands genetics only come into play when it comes to the physical/mental/emotional/health state of your children, and what gender they will be.



If there is no history of pre term labor on your side of the family, you are not likely to experience it (based on that).

K+S=G&R 2 kids; Indiana 3370 posts
15th Mar '13

My son was born 8 weeks early! & there is no preemies on my side family. The way my doctor described it to me was it could have been a full moon that caused it! Meaning ANYTHING can. Im still a firm believer it was cause we had sex the night before.. & he hits my cervix sometimes even when im not pregnant! That night he accidentally hit it really hard to the point where I was crying next day im in labor.. This time around im on 17p shots & Pelvic rest!

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6268 posts
15th Mar '13

I don't even know if it's genetic at all... I know women in my family tend to go overdue and I was overdue with DD. SO and SIL were both C-section babies and I don't know about the rest of his family but I would guess that has absolutely nothing to do with the gestation I carry to.

Little Bit's Momma Due October 21 (boy); 33 kids; North Richland Hills, Texas 7479 posts
15th Mar '13

My mom was full term with both kids. I was pre term with my LO. So i dunno i dont think genetics really have anything to do with it

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10700 posts
15th Mar '13
Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:" I don't even know if it's genetic at all... I know women in my family tend to go overdue and I was overdue ... [snip!] ... I don't know about the rest of his family but I would guess that has absolutely nothing to do with the gestation I carry to."


Me and my brother were both c section, my nieces on My side were c section, son was natural. I was a few weeks early, all three of my brothers kids were a few weeks early and ds was a week early. I don't really thing that "genetics" have much to do with it but I honestly wouldn't know.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
15th Mar '13

his family genetics has nothing to do with your ability to carry a baby to full term. Another common misconception is that a man's genetics increase the chance of a woman to have fraternal twins. The man only ovulates the egg(s). The woman's body must release 2 eggs to have fraternal twins. The man is only a genetic donor for the baby and doesn't effect the woman's body or chance of having preterm deliveries.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10700 posts
15th Mar '13
Quoting I'm me:" his family genetics has nothing to do with your ability to carry a baby to full term. Another common ... [snip!] ... twins. The man is only a genetic donor for the baby and doesn't effect the woman's body or chance of having preterm deliveries."


Makes sense. I thought so.