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November 2019

November 15, 2019

New research from Tommy’s Preterm Surveillance Clinic has shown that abdominal stitches can save babies’ lives. The study demonstrated that an abdominal stitch can reduce the chance of preterm birth for high-risk women, who have had a previous failed vaginal stitch. This is a vital breakthrough in Tommy’s work to prevent babies being born too early and too small. Clinical Director, Professor Andrew Shennan, says: “We have proven this is a lifesaver in the first randomised trial of the procedure. There are not many treatments in pregnancy that can make that claim.”

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