Understanding Preterm Delivery


Understanding Preterm Delivery: Causes, Risks & How to Reduce the Risk

What is Preterm Delivery and What Causes It?

Preterm delivery, also known as preterm labor or premature birth. Preterm delivery is the birth of a baby before 37 weeks of gestation. It can cause a range of health problems for the baby and is one of the leading causes of infant mortality in the world. Preterm labor, or labor that begins before 37 weeks, is often an indicator that preterm delivery may occur.

There are many potential causes of preterm delivery, including infections, medical conditions, lifestyle factors, and genetic predispositions. Identifying and managing these factors can help reduce the risk of preterm delivery and improve outcomes for mother and baby.

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