Preterm labor is defined as regular contractions of the uterus that results in changes to the cervix before 36 6/7 weeks of pregnancy. There are warning signs that labor could be starting early. Take time during your prenatal visit to discuss the possibility of preterm labor, warning signs and what steps you should take if you have any of the symptoms.
Listed below are some of the common symptoms of preterm labor. If you experience any of these symptoms and are unsure what to do seek help from your care provider as soon as possible or go to your hospital for evaluation immediately.