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Talking to Your Doctor About Preterm Labor and Delivery
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with preterm labor. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing Preterm Labor
About the Symptoms of Preterm Labor
About Treatment Options
About Your Baby’s Health
About Reducing Your Risk
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Pregnancy: questions to ask. Healthy Women website. Available at: http://www.healthywomen.org. Accessed September 26, 2005.
Preterm labor. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.org/. Accessed June 1, 2009.
Last reviewed September 2012 by Andrea Chisholm
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