Can Coughing Cause Premature Labor?

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Definition

A premature infant is a baby born before 37 weeks gestation.


Alternative Names

Preterm infant; Preemie; Premie


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

At birth, a baby is classified as one of the following:

  • Premature (less than 37 weeks gestation)
  • Full term (37 to 42 weeks gestation)
  • Post term (born after 42 weeks gestation)

If a woman goes into labor before 37 weeks, it is called preterm labor. Often, the cause of preterm labor is unknown. Multiple pregnancy (twins, triplets, etc.) makes up...

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