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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Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 6 (ANI): In a humanitarian gesture, an autorickshaw driver here drove his vehicle on to the Virar railway station platform to help a woman who went into premature labour.
Though she is in danger of losing the baby, Tori keeps the truth from the happy couple and decides on a risky operation in the hope of minimising the risk of premature labour.
Previous cases had usually resulted in expectant mothers going into premature labour or having a miscarriage or stillbirth.
IANS | New York Researchers have found that the immune system may play a role in preventing premature labour and birth.
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.
by PTI Jet Airways flight 9W 569 took off from Dammam for Kochi at 2.55 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.
According to her, there are some concerns that fasting may affect how well a baby grows in the uterus (womb), or that fasting may be linked to premature labour. "There is usually an increase in the number of pregnant women visiting our Emergency Department during Ramadan due to fasting." "Some studies suggest that more babies are born early if their mothers fast during Ramadan.
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 Australian Open runs from January 18-31 with Murray's first child due in February.
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.
CORONATION STREET (ITV, 7.30pm and 8.30pm) FAYE'S gone into premature labour. Perhaps now is the time to reveal her condition to Anna and Owen?