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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Right in the middle of the dramatic tram crash - and the show's live 50th anniversary episode - Fiz unexpectedly went into premature labour and gave birth to baby Hope.
55 am on Sunday and when an expectant mother travelling onboard went into premature labour the crew declared a medical emergency and diverted the flight to Mumbai.
This could induce premature labour and subsequently lead to preterm births," Dr El Taher said.
The Scot, who has been a losing finalist on four occasions in Melbourne, revealed he will withdraw from the tournament if his wife Kim goes into premature labour.
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.
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.