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Organizations Women & Infants
Research Type Clinical
Therapeutic Area of Study Pregnancy
Eligibility Criteria Pregnant women planning to deliver or admitted for delivery between 34 and 36.6 weeks of pregnancy.
Recruitment Status Open
Date Recruitment Ends 11/01/2012
Date Study Started 11/01/2010
Date Study Ends 11/01/2012
Contact Information

Donna Allard, RNC Research Nurse at 401-274-1122, x8522 or x1214 as well as the network pager for general questions, 401-452-6614.


Currently all women admitted for labor prior to 34 weeks will be given Antenatal corticosteroids (Betamethasone) for fetal lung maturity. There are so many babies born in the late preterm period (34-36 weeks 6 days) who require respiratory support at birth. Would neonates at this gestational age benefit from their pregnant mothers receiving antenatal corticosteroids as well? Women and Infants Hospital is taking part in this national study under the Maternal Fetal Medicine Units network, sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child and Human Development and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. 2800 women will be randomized to receive either the antenatal corticosteroids or placebo during their pregnancy.

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