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How is preterm labor treated?

Your care, whether at home or in the hospital, will involve treatment to prevent preterm delivery. Your physician may recommend full or partial bed rest and possibly the use of medications to stop the contractions from causing further cervical change. Tests used to monitor and manage preterm labor may include ultrasound exams, blood tests, cultures and amniocentesis.

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