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How is preterm labor diagnosed?

If your waters have broken, you are experiencing frequent and intense contractions and your cervix has dilated, preterm labor is most probably occurring. A test of your cervical secretions can be performed to look for a protein called fibronectin which indicates preterm labor is likely.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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