Steele S, Girling J. Improving outcomes in preterm labour and birth. Practitioner September 2022;266(1861):17-21

Improving outcomes in preterm labour and birth

26 Sep 2022Pais-up subscribers

Preterm birth is a key determinant of adverse infant outcomes. A previous preterm birth is the single most important risk factor; however, the majority of preterm births occur in first time mothers. Modifiable risk factors should be identified and addressed, both opportunistically during prepregnancy consultations and at the booking visit. Women at high and moderate risk of preterm birth should be identified at the booking visit and referred to the local or tertiary preterm birth prevention clinic by 12 weeks.

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