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The Effects of Spontaneous Preterm Birth and Preterm Labor

Spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB)—when a baby is born early after unplanned labor—is a leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality in the United States and the world. Prematurity is associated with health problems for babies, and preterm birth often has lasting effects on new moms and families as well. In this article, we will discuss the definition of preterm birth, the known risk factors for early labor, and strategies to predict and prevent spontaneous preterm delivery.

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