Preterm Labor Learning Center
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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.
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- Bed Rest
- Steroid Therapy
- Tocolysis (procedure)
- acetylcysteine inhalation
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