Preterm Labor
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Preterm Labor
Preterm Labor
Preterm labor is characterized by contractions or irritability of the uterus between weeks 20-36 of gestation that cause effacement and/or dilatation of the cervix.
  • No known cause
  • Bed Rest
  • Steroid Therapy
  • Tocolysis (procedure)
  • acetylcysteine inhalation
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In every pregnancy the amniotic sac that surrounds the baby (also called the membranes or the bag of waters) must break before the baby can...
Normal pregnancies last for 40 weeks. If labor starts at 37 weeks or earlier, it is considered premature labor.
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