premature labor

Preterm Labor

Preterm labor is a fear of many expectant mothers. Preterm labor is defined as labor that occurs after 20 weeks but before 37 weeks of pregnancy.
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Progesterone (P17) Shots to Prevent Premature Labor

A baby is considered premature if he is born before 37 weeks.  According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 8 births are considered premature or preterm.  There are a few things that put a woman at higher risk of going into labor prematurely.  These include a diagnosis of incompetent cervix, uterine abnormalities, placenta previa, polyhydramnios, and a history of preterm labor.&nbs
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Incompetent Cervix: What it Means, What You Can Do

While your baby is growing inside your uterus, it presses down on the opening to the uterus known as the cervix.
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Demanding Jobs Linked to Premature Labor

A new study found on Reuters has discovered a link between demanding jobs and pregnancy outcomes. According the study, women who worked physically demanding jobs, long hours, shift work, or temporary jobs were at higher risk of having a baby born prematurely or born at a low birth weight.
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