Triage and Management of Late Preterm Birth

Dr. Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman will cover the ongoing issues of preterm birth and
its effects on the late preterm infant. After declining for a decade, the U.S. preterm
birth rate has been rising for the last several years. Much of this increase is related
to late preterm births between 34 to 36 weeks of gestation. The ability to predict
preterm birth accurately remains elusive. Identification of women with preterm
labor symptoms which result in late preterm versus term delivery would be of
benefit to the patient, the health system and the unborn neonate. This program will enhance
attendees’ understanding of the importance of new research surrounding
late preterm birth and its effect on maternal health, obstetric and neonatal outcomes.