Tag: preterm labor

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 ...
Three factors you can control to help prevent premature birth

Three factors you can control to help prevent premature birth

Although there are certain risk factors for premature birth that a woman is not able to change, the good news is that there are three risk factors tha ...

Life-long effects of preeclampsia for mom and baby

Preeclampsia is serious; it affects 2 to 8 percent of pregnancies worldwide. And it’s the cause of 15% of premature births in the U.S. Preeclampsia ...
Is it possible to stop preterm labor?

Is it possible to stop preterm labor?

This is a question we received recently through the March of Dimes website. Preterm labor is labor that happens too early, before 37 weeks of pregnanc ...