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  1. Who Do You Want on Your Pregnancy Team?

    Here’s how to choose the people you’ll need to care for you and your baby before, during, and after delivery.

  2. Inducing Labor

    WebMD explains why and how labor is induced -- and whether you can help it along without medical intervention.

  3. Does Being Over 35 Put Your Pregnancy at Risk?

    Addressing pregnancy risks when you're over 35.

  4. Exercise Don’ts When You're Pregnant

    Exercises to avoid when you're pregnant.

  5. Cervical Cerclage to Prevent Preterm Delivery

    Cervical cerclage is the placement of stitches in the cervix to hold it closed. In select cases, this procedure is used to prevent early opening of a weak cervix (incompetent cervix), a rare cause of preterm labor and delivery.

  6. Preterm Labor - What Happens

    If preterm labor occurs close to your due date (in the 35th or 36th week of pregnancy), you may be allowed to deliver without delay.

  7. Preterm Labor - Medications

    Learn about medications used to treat preterm labor (premature labor).

  8. Preterm Labor and Short Cervix - Topic Overview

    During pregnancy,the cervix is a closed and sealed tunnel between the uterus and the vagina. Before or during labor and delivery,the cervix stretches and flattens ( effacement ). At 24 weeks of pregnancy,the average cervix is about 35 mm (1.4 in.) long. 1 Using ultrasound imaging,researchers have found that at the end of the second trimester (about 24 weeks),the shorter a woman's cervical ...

  9. Preterm Labor - Home Treatment

    Learn about activities to avoid if preterm labor symptoms start.

  10. Preterm Labor - Cause

    Preterm labor can be caused by a problem involving the fetus, the mother, or both. A combination of several factors is often responsible.

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