Preterm labour can happen any time before 37 weeks of pregnancy. It can be a serious concern and needs immediate medical attention. It’s important to know the signs which may include vaginal bleeding or spotting, contractions, back pain, pelvic pressure, leakage or a change in vaginal discharge. If you have any of these symptoms, contact your maternity provider right away. Check out our resources for more on preterm labour and other complications in late pregnancy.