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What causes smooth muscle contraction and possibly premature labor?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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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Oct 25, 2015
Last updated Oct 26, 2015


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