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Reducing the Number of Preterm Births and Other Birth Complications

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The Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch (PPB) promotes studies of factors affecting the initiation and completion of labor including the physiology, endocrinology, and medical management of birth. Of special concern are the causes and prevention of premature labor, threatened and habitual pregnancy loss, prolonged and dysfunctional labor, and obstructed labor.

Using a wide range of mechanisms, the PPB supports the following multicenter networks and projects within this topic area:

Last Reviewed: 09/08/2014
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