A fetus requires to spend about 40 weeks in its mother’s womb before entering the world. But sometimes, after 37 weeks of gestation, this is medically termed as premature birth.
Reasons for premature birth:
Premature birth can occur either due to condition with mother or condition with fetus. However, about 50% of the time, the causes of premature birth are not known.
Some of the general conditions with mother that may cause premature births are:
Below are some of the fetal conditions that can cause premature births; these are usually complications related with uterus or placenta.
Preventing premature labour:
Consult your doctor if you find any abnormalities during pregnancy, and ask for appropriate guidelines to prevent premature births.