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premature labor is labor that occurs between___ to ___ weeks

20 - 37


what is the treatment for premature labor?

stop it with tocolytics like mag sulfate and brethine (terbutaline) to stop the contractions by relaxing the uterus.


why would mommy get an IM injection of betamethasone?

to stimulate maturation of the baby's lungs in case of preterm labor