Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Labor Premature Outlook

What to expect with premature labor:

  • If membranes rupture, delivery usually occurs in 3 to 7 days.
  • More than 80 percent of infants born after 28 weeks survive.

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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