Posts Tagged ‘preterm delivery’

Betamethasone for Women at Risk for Preterm Delivery

Posted by • April 6th, 2016

A term delivery occurs on or after 37 weeks gestation.  Any delivery prior is considered “preterm” and those   between 34 weeks, 0 days and 36 weeks, 6 days are often referred to as “late preterm.”  The standard of care has been to recommend antenatal glucocorticoids (typically, betamethasone 12.5mg IM q24 hours x 2 doses) to… Read More…

Prevention of Preterm Parturition

Posted by • January 17th, 2014

The latest article in our Clinical Practice series reviews risk factors for preterm delivery, with special attention to previous preterm birth and a short cervix. Strategies for minimizing the risk of preterm birth among high-risk women, including progesterone supplementation and cerclage, are discussed.  In the United States, the annual rate of preterm births (before 37… Read More…