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How can you make sure you don't get preterm delivery?
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Early care
The best prevention is early prenatal care, so that any medical issues can be identified early and treated early.
However, even in the best care, early labor can occur from a variety of issues. However, knowing you are pre-disposed allows you to make arrangements to deliver in a high-rsk delivery service where there is a nicu readily available.

In brief: Early care
The best prevention is early prenatal care, so that any medical issues can be identified early and treated early.
However, even in the best care, early labor can occur from a variety of issues. However, knowing you are pre-disposed allows you to make arrangements to deliver in a high-rsk delivery service where there is a nicu readily available.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: There isn't any way
You cannot prevent premature delivery.
There are medications which can delay delivery for about 48 hours, but none have been shown to be effective for delaying delivery longer than that. There is a medication (a form of the hormone progesterone) which is sometimes given to pregnant women who have had a previous premature baby, which seems to reduce the risk of it happening again.

In brief: There isn't any way
You cannot prevent premature delivery.
There are medications which can delay delivery for about 48 hours, but none have been shown to be effective for delaying delivery longer than that. There is a medication (a form of the hormone progesterone) which is sometimes given to pregnant women who have had a previous premature baby, which seems to reduce the risk of it happening again.
Dr. Danae Steele
Dr. Danae Steele
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