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How can I avoid preterm labor?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: We MFMs wish we knew
Physicians and nurses who care for pregnant patients, physicians and all other providers who take care of preemies through their lifetimes, parents and researchers have looked at many ways to prevent preterm labor and delivery and its effects on children and families.
At this point we do not even know all the causes. Plus we often lack treatment. Funding of research is what we need along with care.

In brief: We MFMs wish we knew
Physicians and nurses who care for pregnant patients, physicians and all other providers who take care of preemies through their lifetimes, parents and researchers have looked at many ways to prevent preterm labor and delivery and its effects on children and families.
At this point we do not even know all the causes. Plus we often lack treatment. Funding of research is what we need along with care.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Complicated Question
Avoid preterm labor by concentrating on modifiable risk factors such as smoking, drug use, malnutrition.
Unfortunately, most risk factors for preterm birth are non-modifiable. Talk to your doctor about your risk factors. Options if you are at increased risk include cervical length measurements, fetal fibronectin, Progesterone treatments, hydration, bedrest. Tocolytics may help if you are symptomatic and at risk of imminent delivery.

In brief: Complicated Question
Avoid preterm labor by concentrating on modifiable risk factors such as smoking, drug use, malnutrition.
Unfortunately, most risk factors for preterm birth are non-modifiable. Talk to your doctor about your risk factors. Options if you are at increased risk include cervical length measurements, fetal fibronectin, Progesterone treatments, hydration, bedrest. Tocolytics may help if you are symptomatic and at risk of imminent delivery.
Dr. James Carleo
Dr. James Carleo
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Preterm labor med.
Women who have experienced preterm delivery (less than 37 weeks) are candidates for treatment with weekly injections of 17 hydroxyprogesterone caproate.
This drug is the only medication currently approved for the prevention of preterm labor. It is given as weekly injections, starting at about 16 weeks through 36 weeks.

In brief: Preterm labor med.
Women who have experienced preterm delivery (less than 37 weeks) are candidates for treatment with weekly injections of 17 hydroxyprogesterone caproate.
This drug is the only medication currently approved for the prevention of preterm labor. It is given as weekly injections, starting at about 16 weeks through 36 weeks.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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