As moms seek new and better ways to prevent prematurity, many are looking to progesterone treatments to help reduce their risk of prematurity by as much as 45%. “Progesterone treatments help maintain a supportive environment for the developing fetus, which increases a woman’s chance of delivering a healthy, full-term baby,” said Dr. Stephen Crane, chairman […]
One in 9 babies is born prematurely, according to the March of Dimes. For pregnant women who are at risk for delivering prematurely, an evidence-based treatment approach may reduce their chances of having a preterm birth. Below are some common questions – and answers – about this treatment, called progesterone supplementation.
The birth of a child is filled with both excitement and nervousness for moms-to-be. They may wonder – How will I know I’m in labor? Will I have a long labor? What will my baby look like? – and countless other questions.
In Summit County, 47 percent of infant deaths from 2000-2009 were attributable to preterm birth. One key treatment is progesterone, a hormone that has been clinically shown to reduce the risk of preterm birth by as much as 35 to 45 percent for moms who are at risk.