Comparison of Serum Progesterone Level in Preterm Labor and Normal Pregnancy
Lubis, Mhd Rizky Pratama Yudha
Lubis, Muara Panusunan
Pasaribu, Hotma P
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This research is supposed to compare the progesterone serum level between women with preterm labor and normal pregnancy. This is an analytical study with cross sectional design to compare between serum progesterone level in preterm labor and normal pregnancy. Population are pregnant women in delivery room and outpatient clinic of obstetric and gynecology department at RSUP H Adam Malik and FK USU satellite hospitals in Medan . The sample of this study arepart of population which has fullfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria, collected with consecutive sampling. Matching of gestational age was performed on sample and control group. From this study, 46 subjects were obtained, which divided equally between 2 groups, with preterm labor and normal pregnancy. Mean level of progesterone in preterm labor group is 103,22 ng/ml, lower if compared to normal pregnancy group with 200,22 ng/ml (p-value = 0,0001 ). Progesterone serum level in pregnant women with preterm labor is significantly lower compared to normal pregnancy.