Our expert says:
There are many causes of preterm labour : bladder infections, incompetent cervix, certain vaginal bacteria, too much liquor. If there was no obvious cause, the only thing you can do is to have a cervical length measurement in the next pregnancy and, if short, have a stitch put in, and have a vaginal swab to see the pattern of the vaginal bacteria.
Smoking is also a predisposing factor to this should be stopped if it applies.
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