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"Top Five Story" for 2018 includes study on reduced preterm births

Preterm birth often results in neonatal morbidity and mortality. Preterm birth is considered birth before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. With approximately 10% of births occurring short of this timeline, the US has been working to lower the rate for many years. The estimate for annual perinatal deaths due to preterm birth is more than 1 million, globally. A recent study concluded that “cervical cerclage and vaginal progesterone should be considered to prevent preterm birth in singleton pregnancies with shortened cervix and previous history of preterm birth.” The study was published in the July 2018 Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and was chosen for the Five Top Stories in Women’s Health in 2018 by Medscape.

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