birth, premature

birth, premature,

n a birth in which the child is delivered before it has reached the full period of gestation (37 weeks).
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Infections during pregnancy could also lead to miscarriage, still birth, premature delivery or life threatening infection of the newborn.
inability to breath at birth, premature and neonatal infections.
These infections are associated with a great number of gynecologic and obstetric complications, such as preterm birth, premature rupture of the membrane, chorioamnionitis, postpartum endometritis, inflammatory pelvic disease, intrauterine growth.