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Study Shows Progesterone Shots Do Not Reduce Preterm Delivery in Twin Pregnancies
Date:2/13/2013

pregnancies will work with multiples such as twins or triplets," says Edward R. B. McCabe , MD, Ph.D., March of Dimes senior vice president and medical director. "This research finding is valuable because it will guide the care of women with a multi-fetal pregnancy, and highlights the need to better understand how to prevent preterm births for multiples."

Dr. Deruelle recommends that women who know they are pregnant with twins get an ultrasound to measure their cervical length, as this factor has shown to predict which women with twins are at higher risk for premature pregnancy.

Dr. McCabe will present Dr. Deruelle with the March of Dimes award for Best Abstract in Prematurity at the SMFM's Annual Meeting.  2013 marks the 10th year the March of Dimes award has been presented.

In addition to Dr. Deruelle, the study was conducted by Marie Victoire Senat , Hopital Bicetre, Hopital Antoine Beclere, APHP, Paris Sud , Faculte de Medecine Paris XI, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Clamart, France; Norbert Winer , Hopital Mere-Enfant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Nantes, France; and Patrick Rozenberg , Hopital Poissy Saint-Germain, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Poissy, France.

A copy of the abstract is available http://www.smfmnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/1-8.pdf and below.  

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (est. 1977) is a non-profit membership group for obstetricians/gynecologists who have additional formal education and training in maternal-fetal medicine.  The society is devoted to reducing high-risk pregnancy complications by providing continuing
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