How is premature labor diagnosed?

Answer A physical and vaginal examination, a vaginal culture, urine and blood samples, a fetal heart monitor may be hooked up, fetal ultrasound, amniocentesis.

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How is prematurity or premature birth diagnosed?

Prematurity is diagnosed by determining the gestational age of the baby using ultrasound imaging, calculating from a date of conception, using the Dubowitz exam, electronic fetal monitoring, blood ... Read More »

What is premature labor?

In some cases, the first sign of fetal death is premature labor. Premature labor is marked by a rush of fluid from the vagina, caused by the tearing of the membrane around the baby; and by abdomina... Read More »

How is premature labor treated?

Bed rest, intravenous fluids, oral or injectable drugs (terbutaline sulfate, ritodrine, magnesium sulfate, nifedipine) to stop contractions, antibiotics for vaginal or urinary tract infection.

Can premature labor be hereditary?

Answer There are no studies which show that premature labor is hereditary, but it is worth letting your obstetrician know if you have such a history. It is also worthwhile to be more vigilant abou... Read More »