ACOG Committee Opinion. Use of progesterone to reduce preterm birth.

  • Published 2003 in Obstetrics and gynecology


Preterm birth affects 12% of all births in the United States. Recent studies support the hypothesis that progesterone supplementation reduces preterm birth in a select group of women (ie, those with a prior spontaneous birth at <37 weeks of gestation). Despite the apparent benefits of progesterone in this high-risk population, the ideal progesterone… (More)


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