Born or occurring after a pregnancy significantly shorter than normal, especially after no more than 37 weeks of pregnancy: babies born during preterm labor
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- It starts with the management of preterm labor and postdate pregnancies.
- Smoking during pregnancy has also been linked to preterm labor and other pregnancy complications.
- We propose that women should be informed of a small but significantly elevated risk of preterm birth and perinatal death when they conceive shortly after a birth.
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