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
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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