We care for women who have had one or more babies born at 16-36 weeks of pregnancy after premature cervical shortening or dilation, labor or ruptured membranes. We also see women with other risk factors for preterm birth, such as short cervix, a history of cervical surgery or uterine abnormalities.
Because preterm birth can happen to anybody — and the symptoms preceding it can be mild — most women are surprised when they deliver preterm. When you participate in Ohio State's Prematurity Program, you’ll not only receive care from the experts and get support from women just like you, you’ll learn the signs and symptoms of preterm labor, ways to decrease your risk of preterm birth, lifestyle changes for a healthy pregnancy, and much more until you “graduate” at 32-34 weeks or pregnancy.
In addition to accepting self-referrals, many primary Ob/Gyns and clinics in central and southeast Ohio refer their pregnant patients to us, while others come from as far as West Virginia, Kentucky and Florida. Together, our team works with you and your primary Ob/Gyn, who continues to see you while receiving regular reports of our findings, treatments and recommendations for you.