Selected Recent Papers

 ACOG Committee Opinion No. 475: antenatal corticosteroid therapy for fetal maturation. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Feb;117(2 Pt 1):422-4.

 Carlo WA et al. Association of antenatal corticosteroids with mortality and neurodevelopmental outcomes among infants born at 22 to 25 weeks' gestation. JAMA. 2011 Dec 7;306(21):2348-58.

Lee, HC et al. Antenatal Steriod Administration for Premature Neonates in California. Obstet Gynecol 2011 March; 117(3).

Ruthen R and Kotelchuck M. “The Day Before Birth: The Third Phase of Antenatal Steroid Compliance”, 2010.

Howell EA et al. Approaching NIH guideline recommended care for maternal-infant health: clinical failures to use recommended antenatal corticosteroids. Matern Child Health J. 2010 May;14(3):430-6.

Mwansa-Kambafwile J, Cousens S, Hansen T, Lawn JE.Antenatal steroids in preterm labour for the prevention of neonatal deaths due to complications of preterm birth.Int J Epidemiol. 2010 Apr;39Suppl 1:i122-33.

Howson CP et al. March of Dimes White Paper on Preterm Birth: The Global and Regional Toll. March of Dimes.2009 Sept 21.

Roberts D, Dalziel S. Antenatal steroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Jul 19;3:CD004454.

Perinatal Quality Organizations

California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative

Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina

Massachusetts Perinatal Quality Collaborative


American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth

Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research

Healthy Newborn Network

March of Dimes

Maternal Child Health Integrated Program

Preeclampsia Foundation

Save The Children / Saving Newborn Lives

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine