Preterm Birth and Prevention

Preterm birth is defining as the delivery of the baby at or before 32 weeks of pregnancy.  the experts suggest this as the most significant reason for the neonatal morbidity and mortality. Therefore, in Obstetric care preventing PTB is one the main goals.  For the best prevention PTB the categorization of patient should be based on the risk factor they are suffering from such as obesity, blood pressure etc., thus the combination of Obstetric history and screening tools will help to prevent the preterm birth. The preventive methods include cervical length measurement in women, pessaries, progesterone and cerclage. The prevention and effective screening methods may differ between the specific pregnancy population. The main role of pessary or progesterone is to prevent single or multiple short cervix pregnancies in women with repeated PTB problem or past PTB problem to prevent the recurrence progesterone and a cerclage is used. As a result of spontaneous PTB the morbidity and mortality is needed to be reduced this can be achieved with a strong collaboration between pharmaceutical companies, doctors, patient’s organization and international governments

  • Risk factors in preterm birth
  • Gene responsibility in preterm birth
  • Methods to evade preterm birth
  • Unprompted preterm birth prevention

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