Delayed interval delivery in multiple pregnancies

Frauke M.A. Van der Straeten, Katrien De Ketelaere, Marleen Temmerman

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Preterm delivery remains the most important complication of multiple pregnancies. We describe six cases of successful delay of the subsequent child(ren) after very preterm birth of the first-born, with intervals ranging between 14 and 117 days. Based on our findings and on the available literature, we propose a set of guidelines for the management of early preterm multiple birth deliveries, including tocolysis, antimicrobial therapy and corticosteroids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Interval delivery
  • Multiple pregnancy
  • Prematurity


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