Defining "term" pregnancy: recommendations from the Defining "Term" Pregnancy Workgroup.

@article{Spong2013DefiningP,
  title={Defining "term" pregnancy: recommendations from the Defining "Term" Pregnancy Workgroup.},
  author={Catherine Y. Spong},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2013},
  volume={309 23},
  pages={2445-6}
}
THE NATIONAL EMPHASIS ON REDUCING PRETERM BIRTH, and the increase in scheduled deliveries, has created confusion around the definition of term gestation. The concept of “term” gestation provides guidance to clinicians and influences the public’s perceptions about the optimal timing of delivery for a healthy pregnancy. Currently, a term birth is defined as a delivery that occurs neither preterm nor postterm. Because preterm is classically defined as delivery prior to 37 weeks following the onset… CONTINUE READING
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