A 32-week-pregnant woman with a history of two previous mid trimester abortions presents with regular contraction of the uterus. The cervix is 2 cm dilated. All the following are done EXCEPT? (LQ)
1. Glucocorticoids (Dexamethasone) is advocated where the pregnancy is less than 34 weeks, this helps in fetal lung maturation so that the incidence of respiratory distress can be minimized
2. Antibiotics - Prophylactive antibiotics are given to minimize maternal and perinatal risk of infections i.e. ampicillin
3. Tocolytics - arrest the preterm labour and inhibit uterine contractions
4. Cerclage operation - the operation should be done around 14 weeks of pregnancy or at least two weeks earlier than the lowest period of previous wastage, as early as the 10th weeks
5. Second trimester abortion - mostly due to cervical incompetence.