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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What is preterm labour?

    I'm 34 weeks pregnant and am worried about going into labour before the full term. How will I know if I'm about to have my baby, and what should I do?
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  • Dr Tilak Weerasiri

    Gynaecologist, Gynaecologist - Infertility (IVF) Specialist, Obstetrician

    Dr Tilak Weerasiri, an accredited private obstetrician and gynaecologist, is based in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. His private consulting rooms are located at 11 … View Profile

    Preterm labour is defined a labour before 37 weeks. You may be given medication to stop labour before 34 weeks, steroids and antibiotics are often given as well. Sometimes labour is too far along to be stopped.

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