Update information

Update information

August 2019: We have reviewed the evidence and made new recommendations on the effectiveness of prophylactic vaginal progesterone and prophylactic cervical cerclage for preterm labour and birth. These recommendations are marked [2019].

We have also made some changes without an evidence review:

  • updated recommendations to show cervical length of 25¬†mm or less as indicative of a high risk of preterm birth for consistency

  • updated licensing information for erythromycin and magnesium sulfate use during pregnancy

  • updated the time period when corticosteroids are offered to women with suspected preterm labour reflect current practice

  • updated advice on insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1 test or placental alpha-microglobulin 1 testing in preterm rupture of membranes to remove the word 'consider', making it clearer when the tests should be used.

These recommendations are marked [2015, amended 2019].

Minor changes since publication

October 2019: The review date for recommendation 1.3.1 was updated to show it had been amended in 2019 without an evidence review.

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