Newly pregnant? 5 things to take care of to avoid preterm delivery

Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful period of a woman's life. But, one has to be cautious to support a healthy pregnancy.  

By Shruti Saxena | Last Updated: Nov 28, 2015, 00:42 AM IST

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New Delhi: After one comes across the news of a positive pregnancy, all one can feel is happiness and excitement. Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful period of a woman's life. But one has to be cautious to support a healthy pregnancy.

So, it is important to be careful and vigilant during the early pregnancy as lapse of care may lead to several complications and most of it is the chances of preterm delivery.

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Here are a few reasons that may lead to a premature delivery:

-Late pregnancy: This is touted as the most common reason as to why expecting mothers can deliver preterm as the body undergoes various hormonal changes.

-Working in shifts: Working in a shift-based job is another reason for premature deliveries as it disturbs the whole biological cycle.

-Alcohol: Drinking alcohol can lead to preterm birth as when it reaches placenta, it hampers the functioning of baby's organs.

-Junk food: Eating junk food can lead to complications in pregnancy as it lacks the essential nutrients and may even lead to preterm birth.

-Stress: Stress can take a toll on not just the expectant mother's health, but also on the baby and may lead to low birth weight babies or even preterm.

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