Preterm Birth and Prevention Resources for Patients

 Know your risks for early delivery

Babies born preterm, before 37 weeks of pregnancy, can experience major health problems and lifelong disabilities. Preterm birth is also the leading cause of infant death in Ohio. While anyone can have a preterm birth, some women are at greater risk.

If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby it is important to understand if you are at risk of having a preterm term birth and how progesterone can help give your baby a healthy start.


Learn About Ways you can give your baby a healthy start

Visual Fact Sheet: Know Your Risks for Preterm Birth

Preventing Preterm Birth: A Guide for Pregnant Women

How Progesterone Can Help You Prevent an Early Delivery

Common Questions and Answers about Progesterone


Reducing Preterm Birth

AWHONN: Forty Reasons to "Go the Full 40"

What You Should Know About Scheduled Delivery  (pamphlet; also available en Español)

Patrece Crawford

" My main concern was to assure my baby would be able to survive if she came early. If I didn't have progesterone, she probably would not have made it."

-Patrece of Columbus, Ohio

Patrece Crawford

“I now have two children, and without progesterone I never would have had a child.”

-Jieney of Westerville, Ohio

Patrece Crawford

“I wish I would’ve known about progesterone and the options out there from the beginning.”

-Angela of Junction City, Ohio


Watch Stories from Families

After having previous preterm births, hear how progesterone helped these families have happy, healthy pregnancies.