Preterm Labor

Preterm labor (a.k.a. premature labor) occurs before you're 37 weeks pregnant. Here you'll learn about the symptoms of preterm labor, and what you can do if labor begins before your baby is due.

Pain and Cramping During Pregnancy: When to Worry

Mom-to-bes can expect a fair amount of aches. Watch this trimester-specific guide on how to tell if your pain or cramping could be more serious.

4 High-Risk Pregnancy Conditions

How to have a healthy pregnancy and birth when you're diagnosed with complications like preterm labor, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or placenta previa.

Preterm Labor and Delivery

Learn your risk factors for preterm labor and what you can do now to prepare for a potential early delivery.

Labor & Delivery: Preterm Labor

Early labor happens anytime before 37 weeks. Learn about the signs and different ways your doctor might try to slow down the labor.

Spotting and Bleeding During Pregnancy: When to Worry

Spotting or bleeding can be a scary symptom when you are pregnant. Here's what you should know.

Q&A: Birth Defects

Learn about the risks that come with premature delivery.

Placenta Previa Facts

Find out about placenta previa and whether you're at risk.

Premature Rupture of Membranes Facts

What happens if baby's amniotic sac ruptures prematurely?

This Photo of Baby's Feet Outside Mom's Uterus Will Blow Your Mind!

A very rare case of uterine rupture is captured with a jaw-dropping image you have to see to believe.

Another Heartbreaking Way Domestic Violence Affects Children--Even Before They're Born

A large study highlights the potentially lifelong dangers for a child born to a woman who experienced domestic abuse during pregnancy.

Could This Drug Be the Solution to Preventing Pre-Term Birth for Good?

When used in pregnant mice, it provided complete protection against pre-term birth triggered by bacteria, protected against infant fatalities, and led to a correction in the low birth weight normally associated with pre-term babies.

Having a Boy? You're More Likely to Have Pregnancy Problems

The risks for preterm birth, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia increase when the baby is a boy, according to new research.

New App Predicts Woman's Risk for Preterm Labor

A new app proves successful in predicting if baby is on the way too soon.

Study Looks at Potential Link Between a Vegan Diet and Preterm Birth

Not enough vitamin B12 may be to blame for an increased risk of preterm birth, according to new research.

Preemie Photo Project Proves There's Life After the NICU

Being small doesn't define these kids!

Placental Abruption Facts

The what's, why's and how's of placental abruption.

Cervical Incompetence Facts

What could cervical incompetence mean for you and your baby?

Could Your Water Bottle Cause Preterm Labor?

Pregnant women with higher levels of BPA more likely to deliver early, according to a new study.

The Best and Worst Cities for Preemies: Where Does Yours Rank?

Preterm birth rates are falling, according to the March of Dimes' 2015 Premature Birth Report Card--but we still have far to go. See where your state and city rank in this year's list.

Understanding Prematurity

A full nine months is important for baby and mom. Here's why.

Depression in Mom or Dad During Pregnancy Linked to Premature Birth

According to a new study, depression in both expectant mothers and fathers increases the risk of premature birth.

Can Pollution Increase Your Risk of Having a Preterm Baby?

Exposure to high levels of air pollution in pregnancy may increase the risk of having a preterm baby, new research says.

What's Behind the 'Unacceptable Trend' of Rising Preterm Birth Rates in the U.S.?

A new March of Dimes report finds prematurity in the U.S. is on the rise for the second year in a row.

Could Your Risk of Preterm Birth Be In Your Genes?

A new landmark study identifies six genes linked with a greater chance of delivering early. See what these new findings could mean for your pregnancy.

Why Black Mothers and Babies Have the Worst Birth Outcome in the Nation

Black women are more than three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes as white women. Even when receiving the same care. Even when doing everything right. Meet the moms and experts who are working tirelessly to change this unfortunate truth.