Preterm birth occurs in 9.6% of pregnancies worldwide with gestational age being most strongly correlated with fetal outcomes. Goals in the treatment of preterm labor include transfer to an appropriate hospital and administration of the following medications if indicated: antibiotics, steroids for fetal lung maturity, tocolysis, and magnesium sulfate for neuroprotection. Intrapartum care is often complicated due to multiple comorbidities. Indications for cesarean delivery are similar to those at term .
KeywordsPTL Preterm labor Preterm contractions Threatened labor Tocolysis
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