Progesterone to Prevent Preterm Birth

Progesterone Hormone to Prevent Preterm BirthProgesterone to Prevent Preterm Birth

Risks of Preterm Birth

Babies born prematurely are small and more prone to developing life-threatening infections, breathing difficulties, blindness, cerebral palsy, and developmental disabilities. Preterm labor and delivery is to blame for the majority of neonatal morbidity and mortality. In the U.S., approximately 12 percent of births are preterm.

The incidence of underweight, preterm births has been steadily increasing as women are now waiting longer to have their first child.

Physician’s Responsibility

There is no way for anyone to predict how your pregnancy will turn out. In fact, it’s possible for a woman to feel great and have no problems throughout her pregnancy but then find herself giving birth well before her expected due date.

Some mothers experience spontaneous labor, which is unpredictable due to the hormonal and chemical reactions that cause it. A pregnant woman who has lost a child or delivered early because of spontaneous preterm labor may be able to prevent it from happening again by taking intramuscular or vaginal progesterone. For women who have a short cervix – with or without a history of preterm labor and birth – it may be considered medically necessary to receive vaginal progesterone.

It is the doctor’s responsibility to consider your health and your past surgical and birthing history to determine how to provide you with the very best options for your particular situation. Your doctor is the one you trust to keep you and your baby safe, and that includes making you aware of the risks and benefits of various therapies—including progesterone hormone to prevent preterm birth.

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Adding to the heartache of giving birth to a premature infant who has suffered brain damage, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, or loss of life, is learning that the outcome could have been prevented. It is critical that an expectant mother be fully informed of any and all therapies that could aid in delivering a healthy baby. Progesterone administered during a high-risk pregnancy is an important example of this type of therapy. Having been proven beneficial for certain high-risk mothers, it can help prevent devastating birth complications.

Legal Advice

If you or your loved one has experienced preterm labor and delivery, and you believe that negligence or medical mismanagement occurred, you owe it to yourself—and your child—to get a legal opinion from the team of compassionate experts at Thurswell Law. We have extensive experience in obtaining monetary compensation for all types of birth injuries, and we want to help you and your family get what you need.

Call today for your free, no-obligation consultation at 1-866-354-5544. We will gladly come to you if it is inconvenient for you to come to us, and we never charge a dime unless you collect.

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