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Progesterone still an unproven prophylactic against preterm delivery

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 09 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:278

Progesterone helps maintain pregnancy, so in theory it's the obvious prophylactic against preterm birth. Trials have been inconsistent, however, and the latest two are no exception. In the first, vaginal progesterone (200 mg) used daily from 24 to 34 weeks' gestation reduced the …

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