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PRETERM LABOR AND BIRTH part 11

  What are corticosteroids? Corticosteroids are drugs that cross the placenta and help speed up development of the fetus’s lungs, brain, digestive organs.  Corticosteroids are most likely  to help your fetus when they are given between 24 weeks  of pregnancy … Continue reading

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PRETERM LABOR AND BIRTH part 10

  What happens if my preterm labor continues? If your preterm labor continous, how it is managed is based on what is thought to the best for your health and your fetus’s  health. When there is a chance that the … Continue reading

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PRETERM LABOR AND BIRTH part 9

  If I have preterm labor, will I have a preterm birth? It is difficult for health care professionals to predict which women with preterm labor will  go on to have preterm birth. Only about 1 in 10 women with … Continue reading

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PRETERM LABOR AND BIRTH part 8

  How is preterm labor diagnosed? Preterm labor can be diagnosed only when changes in the cervix are found. Your obstetrician or other health care professional may perform a pelvic exam to see if your cervix has started  to change. … Continue reading

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PRETERM LABOR AND BIRTH part 7

    What are the signs and symptoms of preterm labor and what should I do if I have any of them? Call your obstetrician or other health care professional right away if you notice any of these signs or … Continue reading

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PRETERM LABOR AND BIRTH part 6

  Can anything be done to prevent birth if I am at high risk? If you have had a prior preterm birth and you are planning another pregnancy, a prepregnancy checkup can help you get in the best possible health … Continue reading

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PRETERM LABOR AND BIRTH part 5

  What are risk factors for preterm birth? Factors that increase the risk of preterm birth include the following: having a previous preterm birth having a short cervix short time between pregnancies history of certain types of surgery on the … Continue reading

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