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What is being done to prevetn premature babies from being born early?

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Dr. David Galbraith
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In brief: Several things

It depends on what stage a pregnancy is in & what the cause of early labor is.
Options include hormones, a circlage (ring that goes around the cervix to hold it closed), strict bedrest, and drugs like beta-agonists and IV magnesium. Blood pressure meds & antibiotics are used for certain types of preterm labor. Steroids are used to help mature the baby's lungs & antibiotics to prevent infection.

In brief: Several things

It depends on what stage a pregnancy is in & what the cause of early labor is.
Options include hormones, a circlage (ring that goes around the cervix to hold it closed), strict bedrest, and drugs like beta-agonists and IV magnesium. Blood pressure meds & antibiotics are used for certain types of preterm labor. Steroids are used to help mature the baby's lungs & antibiotics to prevent infection.
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