Flashcards in Preterm Labour Deck (11):
Reasons for delivery less than 34 weeks?
Preterm labour (60%)
Major obstetric reasons for early delivery?
Fetal growth restriction
Reasons for early labour?
Prophylaxis for preterm labour
Cervical cerci age
Predictors of preterm labour?
Cervical length (longer = better)
Fetal Fibronectin - intercellular 'cement'
-higher number - worse because it's coming off due to contractions
Is fetal Fibronectin good?
100% negative predictive value, so it's good if it's negative. Won't go into labour. Will help direct transfer if needed?
Tocolytic of choice these days?
Tocolytic use affect outcome of preterm labour?
Not really any change in mortality.
When use locolytic?
To delay labour to allow for:
Corticosteroids to be given to hep mature fetal lungs
Most not known