New Test Can Predict Preterm Delivery, University of Gothenburg Study  
9/18/2012 7:55:01 AM

A new test to predict if pregnant women with preterm contractions are going to give birth within one week has just been created, which offers new ways to delay delivery and have urgent care ready for the premature baby. The biggest concern in perinatal medicine today is delivery before 37 full weeks, or preterm delivery. Babies have a higher chance of serious complications if they are born early. It heightens the chance of the child being severely sick, both at birth and in the future.