April 22: High-risk Obstetrics – Preterm labor

Virginia Women's Center

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.


Rhonda is the mother of two adult daughters and a grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren – and our only grandmother on staff. She spent 25 years in corporate healthcare managing prenatal and disease management programs. She is the Content Manager for Richmondmom and contributes her expertise as both a mom and grandmother – while sorting out the many opportunities for our valuable advertisers.

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