Tag: preterm labor

What are antenatal corticosteroids?

What are antenatal corticosteroids?

Preterm labor is labor that happens too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. If you have preterm labor, your health care provider may recommend antena ...
Diabetes during pregnancy: a risk factor premature birth

Diabetes during pregnancy: a risk factor premature birth

Diabetes is a serious health concern, especially when left untreated. About 9 out of 100 women in the U.S. have diabetes – a condition in which your b ...

Just had a baby, but pregnant again?

If you’ve already had a baby and are planning for more children, it’s best to wait at least 18 months between birth and getting pregnant again. Gettin ...
Pregnancy after a preterm birth: can you prepare?

Pregnancy after a preterm birth: can you prepare?

If you’re thinking about getting pregnant after having a premature baby, you may have many questions and concerns. Having had a premature baby in the ...

Why is prenatal care so important?

Getting early and regular prenatal care can help you have a healthy and full-term pregnancy. However, a recent report shows that the preterm birth rat ...
Preeclampsia can lead to premature birth

Preeclampsia can lead to premature birth

Preeclampsia is a serious health problem for pregnant women around the world. It affects 2 to 8 percent of pregnancies worldwide and is the cause of 1 ...
Do you know the signs of preterm labor?

Do you know the signs of preterm labor?

If you're pregnant, it's important to know the signs of preterm labor and what to do if you experience any symptoms. Watch our video with Dr. Siobhan ...
New research links premature birth to mom’s risk of heart disease later in life

New research links premature birth to mom’s risk of heart disease later in life

This headline has raised concerns among women who have had a premature baby (birth before 37 weeks) - and for good reason. In a published study, re ...