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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Carleo
22 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Complicated Question: Avoid preterm labor by concentrating on modifiable risk factors such as smoking, drug use, malnutrition. Unfortunately, most risk factors for preterm ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
26 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Cramping/Contraction: Cramping and contractions are common. Additional signs that can signify preterm labor include rhythmic back pain or pelvic pressure, change in vagina ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: Preterm labor is when the uterus starts regular contractions and tries to deliver the baby before 37 weeks of pregnancy. 1 in 8-10 pregnancies are bor ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Contractions, other: Contractions with cervical change before term define preterm labor. They can be mild or irregular, accompanied by discharge, back pain, etc. If preter ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Be suspicious!: First baby? Expected when? Some cramping- contractions do come and go! you have some time to be observant, and call OB to alert them.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: If you act quickly and do not rupture your membranes, the doc can stop your labor with meds and give baby more time to develop. If you do nothing, you ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Think of corn starch as ground-up corn, potato starch as ground-up potatoes, and rice flour as ground-up rice. Eating any of such starches as part of ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many: There are many risk factors for preterm birth. The best predictor is a previous preterm delivery with a prior pregnancy. Other risk factors include m ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Preterm labor: The best way to tell, is by a cervical check and toco monitoring. This can be performed in the doctors office or in the hospital.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
PreTerm Labor: We don't know the reason for ptl but if you had one ptl then you are at risk for this to happen again. Hope this helps.

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