A 36-year-old member asked:
What causes smooth muscle contraction and possibly premature labor?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Three main reasons: 1.) Intrauterine infection
2) Incompetent cervix
3.)A premature drop in hormones causing labor initiation.
Of course, there are many more reasons.
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