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Preterm Labor and Birth: Risks and Treatments

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What is Preterm Labor?


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Why Do We Usually Try to Stop Preterm Labor?


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What Is Extremely Preterm Birth?


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What Is Late and Moderately Preterm Birth?


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Are Certain Women More Likely to Have Preterm Labor?


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What Should I Know If I’m Pregnant with More Twins or More?


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What Are the Warning Signs of Preterm Labor?


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What should I do if I have signs of preterm labor?


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Can Preterm Labor Be Treated?


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The Bottom Line


Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

@RobinPregnancy

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and the award-winning pregnancy and parenting author of “The Complete Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy” and more than 10 other books. Between her nine children, teaching childbirth classes, and attending births for more than two decades, she has built up an impressive and practical knowledge base. You can follow Robin on Twitter @RobinPregnancy, Instagram, and Facebook.