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Risk Factors of Preterm Birth

Risk Factors of Preterm Birth

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The specific cause of premature birth is not clear sometimes.

Monday, September 4th, 2017

However, following are some known risk factors for premature birth, which includes:

Take early and good prenatal care in order to reduce your chances of having a premature baby.

  • Having a preterm baby in the past
  • Being pregnant with more than one baby such as twins, triplets or more. Studies have shown that more than 50% of twin births have occurred preterm compared with only 10% of single births.
  • Having problems with your uterus or cervix.
  • Conceiving through IVF.
  • Being underweight or obese before pregnancy.
  • Getting pregnant too soon after having a baby, that is, an interval of less than 6 months between pregnancies

Having certain medical conditions or infections during pregnancy also increases your risk of premature birth such as

  • High blood pressure and diabetes  
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Certain infections like infections of the uterus, urinary tract or vagina

Certain life style factors such as smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol may also put a woman at risk of preterm labour.

Be aware of the warning signs in order to be able to seek timely and appropriate medical help.

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