Pretem Labor. Ramzy Nakad , MD. Preterm Birth. Definition: Birth that occurs prior to completion of 37 weeks of gestation. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and the most common reason for antenatal hospitalization .
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Prior preterm birth
Preterm uterine contractions
Premature rupture of membranes
. Low maternal pre-pregnancy weight
. Substance abuse
. Short inter-pregnancy interval
Urinary tract infections
Genital tract infections
. Menstrual-like cramps
. Low, dull backache
. Abdominal/ Pelvic pressure
. Increase or change in vaginal discharge.
- 17OH caproate progesterone for patients with history of preterm delivery.
- Progesterone for short cervix
- Antenatal corticosteroids
Betamethasone or Dexamethasone
- Targeted use of magnesium sulfate for fetal neuroprotection.
- if PPROM use sterile speculum exam