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 it is preterm labor, there are medications and measures that can be taken to prolong a delivery so you can have the healthiest baby possible.