Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Pregnancy Serious Premature Labor

A woman with premature labor experiences labor before a baby is fully developed inside the womb. Although premature labor can occur at any time during the pregnancy, most cases occur after the 20th week of gestation.

Premature labor occurs in approximately 11 out of every 100 pregnancies.

Warning signs of premature labor include:

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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