The March of Dimes just released the 2012 Premature Birth Report Card. The U.S. has hit a new 10 year low for preterm births -- a significant improvement now registering at 11.7%! Still, overall, the U.S. scores a "C" as we continue to have a high rate of preterm births comparatively. This is a clear indication of work to be done! Learn more of the resources available here at Pregnancy.org to help you and your baby with a healthy start!
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I'm 36 weeks pregnant with my second child. I've been having tightenings and a lot of pushing down pressure where I feel like my body is pushing on its own. Is this Braxton Hicks or is this early labor?
I'm 35 weeks pregnant and have had contractions on and off for the past 2 weeks as well as brown mucus in my discharge. I have contacted my midwife regarding this and haven't been examined as they don't seem concerned.
Is it false labor or preterm labor? Since preterm babies are at higher risk of needing hospitalization, having long-term health problems and dying, it is important for you to know and understand the difference.
Oh, I am at 37 weeks now. I haven't gone against advice and have been on terbutaline for 10 weeks, now not taking it any longer. I have been having contractions 10-15 minutes apart for a week now and no one will do anything to help me out, so I was thinking of trying blue cohosh now that I'm at this point. Would it still be a bad idea?
What causes an incompetent cervix? How is it treated? Are there risks to a cerclage? Learn these answers as a mom shares her experiences and research.