The highest risk of preterm delivery
is seen with fFN levels of greater than 200ng/ml.
The presence of abnormal vaginal flora was associated with statistically significant increases in the rate of late miscarriage and preterm delivery
Twins are very high risk for preterm delivery
, in fact, 60 percent of twins are born too soon.
Among 5 patients with arcuate uterus, cervical cerclage was done in 2 of them, one resulting in term delivery (50%) and the other in preterm delivery
Progesterone reduced the arte (about 15% absolute risk reduction) of early preterm delivery
(<37 wk) was the primary outcome measure whereas late preterm (>34 wk <37), moderately preterm (>32 wk <34) and early preterm delivery
(<32 wk) were used as secondary outcomes.
Women with multiple gestations, antepartum haemorrhage, a previous history of preterm delivery
, or chronic diseases such as tuberculosis, sickle cell anaemia and malignancy, and who were admitted in the second stage of labour or had eclampsia, were excluded to control for confounding factors.
Leisure time physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of preterm delivery
, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2008, 198(2): 180.
In spite of many innovations in the management of pregnancy and threatened preterm labor, the risk of preterm delivery
continues to rise.
The conclusion the French research team reached is that women with a history of induced abortion had a 50% higher risk of having a very preterm delivery
than women who had not aborted.
For pregnant women with no symptoms who are at high risk for preterm delivery
is a common obstetric problem (1), and infants born prematurely are at increased risk for longterm disability and death (2).