Pre-term labor

Obstetrician and Gynecologist Sheryl Ross, MD explains the the signs and symptoms of preterm labor, what to do if you experience any of these signs and how likely preterm labor is in women
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Pre-term labor

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Pre-term labor is delivering before 37 weeks. We see it happen in about 10 percent of singleton pregnancies, and about 60 percent if you have a twin gestation. Symptoms include uterine contractions, uterine irritability, lower back pain that is persistent, persistent pelvic pain, and occasionally vaginal fluid. If the symptoms occur, you should immediately call your doctor. You will be sent to the hospital and given IV hydration and medications to help relax the uterus.

Obstetrician and Gynecologist Sheryl Ross, MD explains the the signs and symptoms of preterm labor, what to do if you experience any of these signs and how likely preterm labor is in women

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Sherry Ross, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Sherry A. Ross, MD, received her OB/GYN training at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and she was honored with two teaching awards as a senior medical resident. She was a medical consultant on the books Expecting Fitness and Two at a Time.  She also has appeared on MTV, consulted for Fit Pregnancy, People, In Touch, and Shape Magazine. She has been in private practice in Santa Monica, California for the past 20 years. In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Ross was the President of the Upper and Middle Division of Brentwood School and has been on the board of Planned Parenthood, Los Angeles, for three years. She is married and has three children.

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