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11 things that can cause preterm labor and early delivery

Using fertility treatments

Fertility treatments are linked with preterm delivery.

Couples who conceive using fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization, are more likely to experience preterm birth. The best option is to work closely with your doctor and monitor your symptoms carefully.

Reviewed by Jennifer Lincoln, March 2020

References

  1. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice Bulletin #130: Prediction and prevention of preterm birth. October 2012.
  2. SG Gabbe et al. Obstetrics: Normal and problem pregnancies. 5th ed.
  3. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologsits. Patient FAQ#87: Preterm (premature) labor and birth. September 2015.

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