Preterm birth

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Gynaecological Association

Current Care guideline «Ennenaikainen synnytys»1 and Summary «Ennenaikainen synnytys»2 in Finnish

The updated Finnish Current Care guidelines on preterm birth include recommendations on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of preterm labour. If a woman presents with imminent preterm labour, glucocorticoid prophylaxis should be administered from week 22+5. Broad spectrum antibiotics should be administered, if membranes are ruptured. Foetal distress and clinical chorioamnionitis indicate immediate delivery. Deliveries less than 32 weeks of pregnancy should be centralised in tertiary units.

Jukka Uotila (Chair)

Tiina-Liisa Erkinheimo

Jorma Komulainen

Liisa Laatio

Maija-Riitta Ordén

Samuli Rautava

Outi Tammela

Tea Taskila

Minna Tikkanen

Piia Vuorela