What causes labor before due date?

What causes labor before due date?
Labor before the due date, also known as preterm labor, can have various causes, some of which are still not fully understood. 
However, some common risk factors for preterm labor include:
  1. Infections: Infections of the genital tract, urinary tract, or other parts of the body can trigger premature labor.

  2. Multiple pregnancies: Women carrying twins, triplets, or more are at a higher risk of preterm labor.

  3. Chronic medical conditions: Women with conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or thyroid disorders are at a higher risk of preterm labor.

  4. Lifestyle factors: Smoking, alcohol and drug use, poor nutrition, and stress can all contribute to premature labor.

  5. Cervical incompetence: A condition where the cervix opens too early in pregnancy, increasing the risk of premature labor.

  6. Fetal abnormalities: Certain fetal abnormalities or genetic conditions can lead to preterm labor and delivery.

  7. Previous preterm labor: Women who have previously gone into preterm labor are at a higher risk of doing so again.

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