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Healthy pregnancy by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, Infinite Ideas

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40. Tiny treasures

How can you recognize pre-term labour? Is there anything you can do to minimize risks? What will happen if you go into labour early, and how will you cope with a pre-term baby in hospital?

Pre-term labour happens when a baby is born three weeks or more before the expected due date (EDD).

This idea can only begin to address the experiences of premature birth, by letting you know what to expect if it happens to you.

What ARE the RISK factors?

You are at risk of delivering prematurely if you:

  • Have a history of early contractions and have delivered a previous premature baby (an increased risk of 20–40%)
  • Are having a multiple pregnancy
  • Live or work in a stressful environment
  • Have a vaginal or cervical infection that was ...

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