premature labour

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Noun1.premature labour - labor beginning prior to the 37th week of gestation
childbed, confinement, lying-in, parturiency, travail, labour, labor - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
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The reports concern a gynaecologist who allegedly did not report for duty when one of his patients went in premature labour, and the other a radiologist who refused to go to the hospital on two occasions to assess the condition of two emergency cases.
At the launch, Vanessa goes into premature labour - good for publicity.
If Ramadan coincides with summer, this means hot weather and long days, which puts pregnant women at greater risk of dehydration due to low fluid intake and this could induce premature labour and subsequently lead to preterm births," she cautioned.
A MUM went into premature labour when her home collapsed as bungling builders extended her basement.
And just when we thought it couldn't get any more complicated, along comes yet another imaginative twist when Priya goes into premature labour.
A British Airways plane has had to make an emergency landing after a passenger went into premature labour and gave birth on board as the aircraft touched down.
The victim, who had split from Smith four years earlier, was left critically injured with nine stab wounds and went into premature labour.
THE parents of a young woman who died in hospital after going into premature labour said they will not rest until they get justice for their daughter.
A MIDLAND hero soldier was so badly wounded by an Afghanistan mortar attack that the sight of his injuries sent his pregnant wife into premature labour.
She was virtually confined to bed, terrified that any movement would trigger premature labour.
Rachel is terrified as she goes into premature labour.
In many low-income countries, infections, including malaria and HIV, seem to be at least partly responsible for the increase in premature labour.