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   Overview of Preterm Labor
Includes what it is, signs of preterm labor, risk factors for preterm labor, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
   PROM - Premature Rupture of the Membranes
What is PROM and how is it treated? An excellent FAQ by Gerard M. DiLeo, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
   Tips for Coping With the High-Risk Preterm Labor Pregnancy by Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D.
   Preparation for Breastfeeding During a High-Risk Pregnancy by Lenette S. Moses
   The Fetal Fibronectin Test (fFN) FAQ
   High-Risk Pregnancy: Why Me? Understanding and Managing a Potential Preterm Pregnancy
   Progesterone Reduces Rate of Early Preterm Birth in at Risk Women ~ NIH study finds progesterone benefits women with short cervix. From National Institute for Health, April 6, 2011
   NIH Scientists Identify Maternal and Fetal Genes that Increase Preterm Birth Risk - Findings Support View of Preterm Labor As Immune Response to Infection or Injury ~ From NIH, February 2010
   In the News:   Blood Test for Certain Proteins Could Lead to Earlier Uterine Infection Diagnoses Among Pregnant Women, Fewer Preterm Births, Study Says
   In the News:   Common Treatment to Delay Labor Decreases Preterm Infants' Risk for Cerebral Palsy
   In the News:  Delaying Birth of Premature Infants May Prevent Brain Damage, Disabilities, Study Says
   Preterm Delivery May Indicate Subsequent Preterm Birth
If your first baby was delivered prematurely, there's a good possibility that the next one will arrive early as well.
   Uterine Infection in Pregnant Women Linked With Asthma in Preterm Infants ~ From The National Partnership for Women & Families, February 3, 2010

Personal Stories
   Amy ~ preterm labor
   Andrea K. ~ preterm labor
   Boopie ~ preterm labor and hypertension
   Debra ~ incompetent cervix with cerclage and preterm labor with twins
   Jill ~ Preterm labor (frequent contractions, shortened/funneling cervix) with twins
   Laraine ~ preterm labor with twins
   Linda R. ~ hyperemesis, incompetent cervix and preterm labor
   Lucy ~ preterm labor and bedrest
   Teresa P. ~ preterm labor and polyhydramnios
   Wendy ~ incompetent cervix with cerclage, HUAM and brethine for preterm labor
   Hey Moms! We need your preterm labor stories. Click here to submit yours!

Web Links
   Sidelines ~ Sidelines provides nationwide support for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies.

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