Story highlights Two new studies use blood tests to predict a pregnant woman’s preterm birth risk “Diagnostic tools to predict the risk of preterm birth are limited,” an expert says, but that could change soon (CNN)Researchers are looking into the possibility of using blood tests to predict a woman’s risk of premature birth, which could change the future of prenatal care. A pregnant woman’s risk of delivering early can depend on factors such as a previous preterm birth, certain pregnancy or medical complications, preeclampsia, stress or diabetes. A woman can also have a premature birth even if she has no known risk factors. “It’s really intriguing to be able to identify when a woman is at higher risk than the general population for a serious complication like preterm birth. That would allow us to focus on them in a way we can’t do right now,” said Dr. Larry Rand, an associate professor and the Marc and Lynne Benioff Endowed Chair in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.”On the flip side, in terms of predicting (medically) indicated preterm birth, what you’re really predicting is the likelihood that mom or baby will develop a complication like preeclampsia or… Read full this story
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