Prevention of Preterm Labour


  • Support for patients
  • Use of the internet for peer support and education
  • Preterm birth:

  • Placental problems as a cause of preterm birth
  • Lifestyle strategies for prevention
  • Infection as a cause of preterm birth
  • Cerclages
  • Significance of cervical length
  • Screening in subsequent pregnancies
  • Reducing risk in subsequent pregnancies

Overview of Preterm Birth Clinic

• The goal of this clinic is to care for patients who are at risk of delivering their baby preterm.

• Care is specialized to the specific needs of the patient and her family, as well as the risk factors for prematurity.

• Caregivers in the clinic include doctors (obstetricians, pediatricians), nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and perinatal psychiatric counselors.

• Your doctor will outline a care plan with you suited to your risk factors, needs and lifestyle.


Special Pregnancy Program

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Fetal Medicine: 416-586-4800 x 7756
Fax: 416-586-3216

Maternal Medicine: 416-586-4800 x 7000
Fax: 416-586-5109

Main clinic hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Prenatal Diagnosis & Medical Genetics

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phone: 416-586-4800 x 4523
fax numbers:
416-586-4723 or 416-586-8384

Perinatal Mental Health

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Phone: 416-586-4800 x 8325
Fax: 416-586-8596