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Preterm Labor - Exams and Tests

If you have symptoms of preterm labor, both you and your baby will be examined and monitored.

Information from these exams and tests can help you and your doctor or nurse-midwife decide whether to treat early labor and delay the birth or let it continue.

For the mother

You will be examined for tenderness in your uterus. Your temperature, pulse, and rate of breathing will be checked. Depending on your symptoms, you may have one or more exams or tests, including:

For the baby

Tests include:

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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