5 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know About Premature Birth
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4. Cervical length screening is a new prematurity prevention strategy
–Experts now recommend that cervical length measurements be added to routine prenatal care to make sure that pregnant women with a short cervix get progesterone treatment
5. Pregnant women should ask their doctors about cervical length screening
–Women can take an active role in their prenatal care to make sure they’re doing everything possible to give their baby the best chance for a healthy, full term birth
Jason K. Baxter, M.D., MSCP, FACOG specializes in high-risk pregnancies at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where cervical length measurements are now part of routine prenatal care. Dr. Baxter was also part of the research study proving that progesterone treatment can prevent premature birth.