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 »

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 »

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.