The role of progesterone in prevention of preterm birth

  title={The role of progesterone in prevention of preterm birth},
  author={Jodie M Dodd and Caroline A Crowther},
  booktitle={International journal of women's health},
Preterm birth continues to provide an enormous challenge in the delivery of perinatal health care, and is associated with considerable short and long-term health consequences for surviving infants. Progesterone has a role in maintaining pregnancy, by suppression of the calcium-calmodulin-myosin light chain kinase system. Additionally, progesterone has recognized anti-inflammatory properties, raising a possible link between inflammatory processes, alterations in progesterone receptor expression… CONTINUE READING