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What is early onset of labor

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 22+ weeks: After 22+ weeks of gestation many ob's will attempt to use tocolytics to stop labor, especially if the mother has had repeat pregnancy losses. Viabili... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possible: It is still possible to go into early labor. But at this time the likelihood of having a safe delivery and healthy baby are higher. Follow you docto... Read More
Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Absolutely: A history of preterm labor puts you at risk for a repeat preterm delivery. While your preterm delivery at 32 weeks in the past has specific interventi... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: Though unlikely i don't recommend weight lifting of heavy weights in pregnancy. I doubt it could cause preterm labor, but i still don't recommend it.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Possible : But unlikely . More probably you would hurt your back. If you have an incompetent cervix or are dilated it is possible the activity of very heavy lift... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Pena
Fertility Medicine 25 years experience
Possible: One of the more common causes of preterm premature rupture of membranes is infection, such as chorioamnionitis (infection of the placenta).
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Preterm risks: In fact, most obs will not stop labor at 34 weeks. The baby is in most cases mature enough. The concern is possible underdevelopment of the lung, but ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Asking your OB: I would ask this question of your ob. They will have experience examining you and know all of your test results, things that none of us here know abou... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
BV: a study was done in 2000 on the pregnant women with diagnosis of BV, they randomized them into 2 groups, one received treatment for BV and the other g... Read More

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