One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Born or occurring after a pregnancy significantly shorter than normal, especially after no more than 37 weeks of pregnancy.‘babies born during preterm labour’‘preterm babies who did not require respiratory support had a high prevalence of wheeze and cough in the first year of life’
- ‘An excess of extremely preterm first births existed among women whose subsequent interpregnancy interval was 2-5 years.’
- ‘This is the best way to protect yourself and your baby against preterm labor and delivery.’
- ‘Smoking during pregnancy has also been linked to preterm labor and other pregnancy complications.’
- ‘Doctors have known that preterm newborn boys fare more poorly than girls, but it's not been clear why.’
- ‘The purpose of the serial amniocentesis is to prevent preterm labor and thereby extend the pregnancy.’
- ‘It starts with the management of preterm labor and postdate pregnancies.’
- ‘We propose that women should be informed of a small but significantly elevated risk of preterm birth and perinatal death when they conceive shortly after a birth.’
- ‘Each amniocentesis carried a risk of miscarriage or preterm labour, and as some pregnancies needed several of these procedures the risk was not inconsequential.’
- ‘Chronically catheterized preterm fetal sheep respond to intravascular endotoxin with a tolerance type response.’
- ‘For example, preterm multiple birth can cause a sudden and unexpected increase in need for intensive care facilities.’
After a short pregnancy; prematurely.‘babies born preterm are likely to lack surfactant in the lungs’too soon, too early, before the usual time, ahead of time, before one's timeView synonyms
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