New approaches to prevention and management of preterm labor
Keywords:pregnancy, premature birth, micronized progesterone
In the framework of the II National Congress «Controversial issues of modern obstetrics» and the XI World Congress of Perinatal Medicine, which was held in St. Petersburg on 16-18 June 2013, considerable attention was paid to the problem of premature birth, especially very early (22-27 weeks) which are a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. It was discussed pathogenetic causes and risk factors, as well as the possibility of drug prevention of preterm birth. It was noted that prophylactic use micronized progesterone vaginally in pregnant women with threatened preterm labor allows to prolong pregnancy and reduce the likelihood of complications in labor and postpartum period in mother and child.
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