For her thesis, Jeanine van der Ven-van Dam studied spontaneous preterm birth. Preterm birth is generally defined as a delivery before 37 completed weeks of gestation. The aim was to identify women at risk for preterm birth in a low-risk population, and assess the effect of progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth in women who have a short cervical length.
This is a dual PhD defence, together with Melanie van Os of the VU University Amsterdam.
Ms A.J.E.M. van der Ven-van Dam: Screening for Spontaneous Preterm Birth.
Prof. B.W.J. Mol and Prof. C.J.M. de Groot (VU)
Dr E. Pajkrt and Dr M.C. Haak (University of Leiden)