Preterm Labor

Regular uterine contractions that are changing the cervix and occur before 37 weeks gestation are considered preterm labor. If you are having frequent contractions that are increasing in strength and are 5 minutes apart or less, please go directly to Labor and Delivery at the hospital to be monitored and evaluated. If you are experiencing preterm labor, there are medications and measures discussed in the post below that can be taken to prolong your delivery so you can have the healthiest baby possible.

Preterm Birth