Karen Schroeder Kassel, MS, RD, MEd
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with preterm labor. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Assessment of Risk Factors for Preterm Birth. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice Bulletin No. 31. October 2001. Available at:
Pregnancy: questions to ask. Healthy Women website. Available at:
http://www.healthywomen.org. Accessed September 26, 2005.
Preterm labor. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at:
http://www.acog.org/. Accessed June 1, 2009.
Last reviewed September 2012 by Andrea Chisholm
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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