17P (hydroxy progesterone caproate injections)

It is known that 17P injections decrease the probability of having a preterm delivery in patients who have delivered prematurely before.  It is usually started between the 16-20 weeks of pregnancy and given  weekly  until the 36-37th week of pregnancy.  Our nurses will visit the patient and administer the injection every week for the indicated period of time.  The medication and the  supplies required for its administration  will be provided by us. Our staff will contact the patient weekly to verify compliance and the referring obstetrician will receive regular reports.