- Promoting early access to prenatal care
- Consistent early recognition of women with prior preterm birth
- Adopting a cervical length ultrasound screening protocol
- Expediting progesterone supplementation
- Customizing care to maintain women on progesterone.
Ohio Academy of Family Physicians member Ted Wymyslo, MD, a member of the collaborative work group, said, “Family physicians can play a key role in early identification of those at risk for preterm births, place this risk on the charts of all reproductive age women in their practice, and give them guidance on getting to their prenatal care physician in the first trimester to get on progesterone as early as 16-weeks pregnancy.”
Please contact the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative with questions.