Group Prenatal Care: Creating a Positive Experience When There is Risk of Preterm Delivery

Group Prenatal Care: Creating a Positive Experience When There is Risk of Preterm Delivery

By: M. Bardett Fausett, MD

Simply knowing who is at risk of delivering early allows us to use the tools we have at hand to manage that risk—more frequent visits, patient education, timing of steroids, TVU for cervical length monitoring, and other strategies.

Why Aren’t We Talking About Preterm Birth?

Why Aren’t We Talking About Preterm Birth?

By: M. Sean Esplin, MD

We’re becoming more and more aware that parturition—the process that leads up to delivery—is actually happening 4, 6, or even 8 weeks prior to signs or symptoms. There is really an advantage of knowing when things are starting early and intervening early.

Perspectives on Prematurity – We Can Do Better

Perspectives on Prematurity – We Can Do Better

By: Gregory C. Critchfield, MD, MS – Chairman, President and CEO

Our goal is to make a significant dent in reducing complications of prematurity. We want to give these babies a chance to be born healthier and the chance to go home sooner with Mom, rather than needing extra care both short term in the neonatal intensive care unit, and long term with developmental delays and disabilities associated with prematurity.

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