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Interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes part 7

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Interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes part 6

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Interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes part 5

  An appropriate standard of childbirth care should be available  to the mother in a facility that has a team of health-care providers competent in recognizing  and safely managing preterm labour and imminent preterm birth. Safe care during labour and … Continue reading

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Interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes part 4

  Due to consideration should be given to local limit of gestational age when antenatal steroids should be administered, including reference  to local  data on newborn survival and morbidity. The probability of survival without residual morbidity (“intact survival”) at<24 weeks … Continue reading

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Interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes part 3

  Antenatal corticosteroid therapy: Accurate and standardized gestational age assessment (ideally from first trimester ultrasound) is essential to ensure that all eligible mothers receive corticosteroids while avoiding unnecessary treatment  of ineligible mothers. Antenatal corticosteroid should not be routine administered in … Continue reading

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Interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes part 2

  Antenatal corticosteroid therapy is recommended for women at risk of preterm birth from 24 weeks to 34 weeks of gestation when the following condition are met: Gestational age assessment can be accurately undertaken Preterm birth is considered imminent There … Continue reading

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Interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes part 1

The recommendations on interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes: For the mother, the recommendation relate to the use of antenatal corticosteroids, tocolysis, magnesium sulfate, antibiotics and optimal mode of delivery of preterm newborns.   For the preterm infants, they relate … Continue reading

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