Preterm Labor

Preterm labor is labor that starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. It can lead to premature birth. Premature babies may face serious health risks.

Symptoms of preterm labor include:

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  1. Preterm Labor (National Library of Medicine)  
    Preterm labor is labor that starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. It can lead to premature birth. ... babies may face serious health risks. Symptoms of preterm labor include: Contractions every 10 minutes or more often ...
  2. Researchers do not know what actually causes preterm labor in most women. However, we do know that certain conditions can increase the risk of preterm labor, including: A previous preterm delivery A ...
  3. What Is Preterm Labor and Birth? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    What is preterm labor and birth? In general, a normal human pregnancy is about 40 weeks long (9.2 months). Health care ...
  4. Childbirth Problems (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Some of the more common childbirth problems include: Preterm (premature) labor, when your labor starts before 37 completed weeks ...
  5. What Are the Risk Factors for Preterm Labor and Birth? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    There are several risk factors for preterm labor and premature birth, including ones that researchers have not yet identified. Some of these risk factors are "modifiable," meaning they can be ...
  6. What Treatments Can Reduce the Chances of Preterm Labor and Birth? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    If a pregnant woman is showing signs of preterm labor, her doctor will often try treatments to stop ... Preterm Labor/Learn More
  7. Preterm Labor and Birth From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... Labor that begins before 37 weeks is called preterm labor (or premature labor). A birth that occurs before ...
  8. Insufficient cervix occur when the cervix begins to soften too early in a pregnancy. This could cause miscarriage or premature birth.
  9. Contractions and Signs of Labor (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    Childbirth/Diagnosis and Tests ... Childbirth ... March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation ... braxton hicks contractions, labor contractions ... Learn the signs of labor ...
  10. ... into labor before 37 weeks, it is called preterm labor . Late preterm babies who are born between 35 ... heart disease, and kidney disease, may contribute to preterm labor. Often, the cause of preterm labor is unknown. ...
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