Preterm Labor Directory
Preterm labor, also called premature labor, is the start of labor before the 37th week of pregnancy . The earlier the preterm delivery, the greater the risk of serious problems. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about causes of preterm labor, symptoms, treatment, and much more.
WebMD explains the phases of labor and delivery, including the inducement of labor and cesarean sections.
Understanding Preterm Labor and Birth -- the Basics
Basic facts about preterm labor and birth from the experts at WebMD.
Questions to Ask About Labor and Delivery
WebMD offers questions to ask your health care provider about labor and delivery and practical considerations for yourself and family before the birth.
Are your contractions true labor pains or Braxton Hicks contractions? Here are some ways to tell the difference.