Preterm labor occurs when regular contractions begin to open your cervix before 37 weeks of pregnancy. A full-term pregnancy should last about 40 weeks. "For some women, the signs and symptoms of preterm labor are unmistakable. For others, they're more subtle. During pregnancy, be on the lookout for: Regular or frequent contractions and tightening sensation in the abdomen, dull backache A sensation of pelvic Mild abdominal cramps Diarrhea Vaginal spotting or bleeding Watery vaginal discharge in a gush.
Cervical cerclage might be recommended if you're less than 24 weeks pregnant, you have a history of early premature birth and an ultrasound shows that your cervix is opening or that your cervical length is less than 25 millimeters." Survey conducted in Ireland states shocking facts that around 7.0% of total pregnant Women self-reported having Preterm labor in the country. Coming to the statistics in numbers it is estimated around 5,463 are the victims of Preterm labor in UK.