Preterm labour, also known as premature labour, can occur between 20-37 weeks of pregnancy and requires urgent medical attention. Recognizing the signs of preterm labour is vital for pregnant individuals. Some signs may include vaginal bleeding or spotting, contractions that are becoming more frequent, back pain, pelvic pressure, leakage or a change in vaginal discharge. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your maternity provider immediately. To learn more about preterm labour and other late pregnancy complications, visit our recommended resources.