preterm delivery


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preterm delivery

Childbirth that occurs between the date of fetal viability and the end of the 37th week of gestation. Synonym: premature delivery See: preterm labor
See also: delivery
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The authors of this study published recently in the British Medical Journal investigated the incidence of preterm delivery in the Belgian population after the three-phase implementation of smoke-free legislation between January 2006 and January 2010.
We did not perform serial sonographic assessment of the cervix as waiting for the cervix to get effaced and the os to open and then apply the cerclage would only have increased the risk of preterm delivery and neonatal morbidity as reported by Rust and colleagues5.
The role of cervical cerclage is not certain in the prevention of preterm delivery except when there is documented cervical incompetency by sonography or hysterosalpingo-graphy and history of previous preterm deliveries.
The shorter cervical lengths in the earlier study could be due to the different racial profile, and the inclusion of subjects with higher baseline risk of preterm delivery and with funneling, both of which were exclusion criteria for the present study.
Preterm delivery (<37 wk) is a major pregnancy complication and a leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality.
Leisure time physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of preterm delivery, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2008, 198(2): 180.
Predictive models were developed to estimate whether maternal exposure to either periodontal disease at enrollment (less than 26 weeks) and/or periodontal disease progression during pregnancy, as determined by comparing postpartum with antepartum status, were predictive of preterm or very preterm births, adjusting for risk factors including previous preterm delivery, race, smoking, social domain variables, and other infections.
In spite of many innovations in the management of pregnancy and threatened preterm labor, the risk of preterm delivery continues to rise.
The conclusion the French research team reached is that women with a history of induced abortion had a 50% higher risk of having a very preterm delivery than women who had not aborted.
Treatment with LEEP significantly increases preterm delivery at less than 37 weeks in otherwise low-risk women," said Dr.
A mother's risk factors for preterm delivery include being under the age of 17 or over the age of 35; carrying twins or multiple births; suffering from hypertension; or having uterine, cervical or placental abnormalities.
A recent study found that regular and vigorous exercise increases the chances of an on time rather than preterm delivery.