Pessary ‘no better than progesterone’ for preterm birth prevention

The study included women with singleton pregnancies, no prior spontaneous preterm birth <34 weeks’ gestation and a short cervix.

Cervical pessary is no better than vaginal progesterone for preventing preterm birth in women with singleton pregnancies and a short cervix of ≤35mm, according to Dutch doctors.

And with a cervix length of ≤25mm, a pessary appeared to increase the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes and spontaneous preterm births before 28 weeks’ gestation.