April 22: High-risk Obstetrics – Preterm labor
Any woman who goes into labor before 37 weeks gestation is considered to have preterm labor. About one in every 10 babies born in the U.S. is preterm. The last few weeks of pregnancy are an important time of growth and development for your baby. A premature birth can put your baby at greater risk for medical and developmental problems. Because preterm labor can happen to anyone and often begins unexpectedly, it’s important to know the warning signs.