The guideline covers the care of women with an increased risk, or symptoms, of preterm labour (under 37 weeks) and women who are having a planned preterm birth.
The guidelines have been released as part of an aim to reduce the risks of preterm birth for the baby.
Treatments to assist with lowering the risk of health problems for the baby are also highlighted.
As part of the guidelines, recommendations are also included providing information of foetal monitoring, Tocolysis, diagnosing preterm labour and maternal corticosteroids.
NICE full guidelines on preterm labour and birth can be found on their website here.
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