Those at the most risk are those who are born extremely early—less than 27 weeks gestation—and have extremely low birth weight.
Causes of Pre-term labour
The cause of pre-term labours is unknown. However, there are some conditions that are known to increase the risk of per-term labour:
Discuss you concerns with your doctor and/ or nurse, as these concerns are generally unfounded.
Know your body
Early detection can lead to actions that may prevent an early delivery. Many of the signs of early labour are subtle; so get to know your body and understand what is normal for you. Learn the symptoms listed below and do not hesitate to contact your caregiver if you have any concerns.