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Extremely Preterm Birth

FAQ173, June 2016

When is a baby considered preterm or extremely preterm A normal pregnancy with one baby lasts about 40 weeks Babies born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy are called preterm or premature Babies born before 28 completed weeks of pregnancy are considered extremely preterm The earlier a baby is ...

June 2016

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Preterm (Premature) Labor and Birth

FAQ087, September 2015

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

FAQ181, June 2013

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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