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A 39-year-old female asked:

are progesterone shows good for preterm labor?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: In a select group of patients , those with a single fetus, and prior preterm delivery, have benefitted from taking a specific kind of progesterone.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Only for prevention!: Progesterone (injections or vaginal preparations) can help prevent preterm birth in high-risk women by up to 75%. It is no good once preterm labor is diagnosed and has been shown to be very safe for both mother and baby. Ask your obstetrician about it!

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