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Risk Factors for Preterm Birth

Risk Factors

2016 data show the following risk factors contribute to having a preterm birth: *Previous preterm births *Excessive weight gain during pregnancy *Pre-pregnancy BMI (underweight or obese prior to pregnancy) *Intervals less than 6 months between pregnancies *Multiple gestation (e.g. twins) *Tobacco or alcohol use during pregnancy *Maternal chronic disease, such as hypertension or diabetes

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Content updated: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 11:51:37 MDT