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Why do babies come out early?

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Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Many causes: Babies can deliver before term due to many causes. Illness in the mother, teen pregnancy, short interval between pregnancies, smoking, maternal trauma, structural problems with the cervix or uterus, alcohol use during pregnancy, maternal diabetes, other chronic illnesses. About 50 percent of the time no cause is apparent.

Answered 7/27/2018



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