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What can I do to prevent another premature birth?
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
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In brief: MFM
You see a maternal-fetal-medicine specialist before you conceive.
(mfm). You sit down and discuss what caused previous preterm births - was it a problem with cervix, was it infection, etc. Then together work up a plan to minimize risk. There are no guarantees, but you can decrease risk by seeing the right people before and planning ahead.

In brief: MFM
You see a maternal-fetal-medicine specialist before you conceive.
(mfm). You sit down and discuss what caused previous preterm births - was it a problem with cervix, was it infection, etc. Then together work up a plan to minimize risk. There are no guarantees, but you can decrease risk by seeing the right people before and planning ahead.
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Progesterone
In women with a prior preterm birth, weekly Progesterone injections can be given to help prevent another preterm birth.
Injections are started between 16-20 weeks and given every week until 36 weeks. It can decrease the incidence of preterm birth by about 30%. It is not given to women with twins or triplets.

In brief: Progesterone
In women with a prior preterm birth, weekly Progesterone injections can be given to help prevent another preterm birth.
Injections are started between 16-20 weeks and given every week until 36 weeks. It can decrease the incidence of preterm birth by about 30%. It is not given to women with twins or triplets.
Dr. Amy Herold
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