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Preterm (Premature) Labor and Birth


What is preterm labor Preterm labor is defined as regular contractions of the uterus resulting in changes in the cervix that start before 37 weeks of pregnancy Changes in the cervix include effacement the cervix thins out and dilation the cervix opens so that the fetus can enter the birth canal Pr...

September 2015

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Elective Delivery Before 39 Weeks


What is a medically indicated delivery A medically indicated delivery is done for a medical reason These reasons may be the womans medical condition or a problem with the baby Labor may be induced started with the use of certain drugs or other means or a cesarean delivery may be performed in which...

June 2013

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Early Preterm Birth


What is early preterm birth Most pregnancies last about 40 weeks Babies born between 32 and 37 weeks of pregnancy are considered preterm Babies born before 32 weeks are called early preterm Pregnancy What is early preterm birth What do I need to consider if I am at risk of having an early preterm ...

August 2011

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