What increases my risk for chorioamnionitis?

If you've never given birth before, have a vaginal infection, or have a very long labor, you are at increased risk for chorioamnionitis. Other risk factors include premature labor and the use of internal monitoring devices for your pregnancy.

Living in a developing country may also increase your risk because vaginal and systemic infections are more common in these countries.

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