Preterm Labor and Delivery
|Fetus at 24 Weeks|
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- Low birth weight
- Difficulty breathing
- Cerebral palsy
- Hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid in the brain
- Neurologic problems
- Developmental delays
- Bleeding in the brain
- Vision problems
- Intestinal problems
- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
- Learning disabilities
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Preterm labor and birth. March of Dimes website. Available at: http://www.marchofdimes.com/pregnancy/preterm%5Findepth.html. Updated September 2012. Accessed April 23, 2013.
Preterm labor and birth: overview. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development website. Available at: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/preterm/Pages/default.aspx. Updated April 3, 2013. Accessed April 23, 2013.
Preterm labor. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq087.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20130423T0923201528. Accessed April 23, 2013.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm, MD
- Review Date: 03/2014 -
- Update Date: 04/30/2014 -
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