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.
If labor starts at 37 weeks or earlier, it is considered preterm or premature labor. Babies born prematurely have a greater chance of...
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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...
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