The Impact of Previous Obstetric History on the Risk of Spontaneous Preterm Birth in Women with a Sonographic Short Cervix.

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Summary of "The Impact of Previous Obstetric History on the Risk of Spontaneous Preterm Birth in Women with a Sonographic Short Cervix."

 The natural history of women with a short cervix and a low-risk obstetric history remains poorly defined. In our study, we sought to better characterize the impact of previous obstetric history on the delivery outcomes in women diagnosed with a mid-trimester sonographic short cervix.


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Name: American journal of perinatology
ISSN: 1098-8785


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Spontaneous tearing of the membranes surrounding the FETUS any time before the onset of OBSTETRIC LABOR. Preterm PROM is membrane rupture before 37 weeks of GESTATION.

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Onset of OBSTETRIC LABOR before term (TERM BIRTH) but usually after the FETUS has become viable. In humans, it occurs sometime during the 29th through 38th week of PREGNANCY. TOCOLYSIS inhibits premature labor and can prevent the BIRTH of premature infants (INFANT, PREMATURE).

The repetitive uterine contraction during childbirth which is associated with the progressive dilation of the uterine cervix (CERVIX UTERI). Successful labor results in the expulsion of the FETUS and PLACENTA. Obstetric labor can be spontaneous or induced (LABOR, INDUCED).

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