Could a blood test predict preterm labor?

Oct 20, 2017

When a woman gets pregnant, she's often given a due date at one of her first doctor's appointments. But for some women, their baby comes early. About 1 in 10 women go into preterm labor, and many of those women don't show any symptoms before it happens. But could a new blood test predict whether a woman might experience preterm labor? This week on WRVO's health and wellness show Take Care, hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen talk with Dr. Jill Hechtman, Medical Director of Tampa Obstetrics, about preterm labor. 

You can hear more on Take Care, WRVO's health and wellness show, Saturday at 6 a.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Support for this story comes from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.