GOPLawyer, I am endlessly asking the same question because I have always wanted more than one child. I had my boy at 29w 6d and am extremely scared of having the same or worse experience.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but today I found a Canadian report called "Too Early too small" and this is what it said about repeat preformances:
"Women who had a previous preterm delivery were more likely to deliver a preterm baby in a subsequent pregnancy. The magnitude of this association depends on the gestational age of the previous preterm birth. For example, the earlier the previous baby was born (that is, the lower the gestational age), the greater the likelihood that the next baby will be born preterm. This association also increases as the number of previous preterm births increases. The increased hazard is observed for both spontaneous and medically indicated preterm births—though the mechanisms underlying the early birth may be slightly different. For example, recurrent spontaneous preterm births have been linked to women who experience ongoing genitourinary infections during pregnancy, while recurrent medically indicated preterm deliveries are usually associated with medical disorders such as diabetes or hypertension. Additionally, maternal ethnicity and cervical length are also associated with recurrent preterm births. Repeated preterm deliveries may also be indicative of poor maternal health, poor nutrition, low SES or other factors."
Here is the link:http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/produc...o_small_en.pdf