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5 Things that can help you reduce risk of preterm labour

Preterm labour or premature labour occurs when contractions start to open the cervix. Simply put, when your body starts getting ready for birth, before you reach 37 weeks of pregnancy. While there are several high-end treatments available to treat pr

Pregnancy By Onlymyhealth Staff Writer / May 10, 2017

Keep your weight in check

Its normal to gain weight during pregnancy and you are supposed to plan your diet accordingly in order to have a healthy pregnancy. While weight gain is both common and natural when you are pregnant, but that doesn’t mean that you should go overboard by eating for two. What most pregnant women do not know or realise is that putting on excess weight increases the chances of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, both of which can cause preterm labour. Too little weight is also risky. Therefore, it is of utmost significance to maintain a correct weight to improve the likelihood of a full-term. Image source : Getty

Check with your doctor

Have you been skipping visits to your gyencologist? If you want to reduce your risk of preterm labour, get regular and early prenatal care from your doctor. Image source : Getty

Prenatal vitamins

Taking prenatal supplements is necessary to ensure you get all the nutrients that you and your baby need. Besides, researches have shown that folic acid supplements cut down the risk of placental abruption that leads to an early labour. Image source : Getty

Control certain lifestyle factors

Smoking, consuming alcohol and taking drugs may lead to premature labour. Image source : Getty

Don’t hold your urine

When you hold urine, you’re more likely to get bladder inflammation and irritation in the uterus leading to contractions. It can also lead to urinary infections, which are also the causes of preterm contractions. Image source : Getty


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