Obstetricians refine definition of full-term pregnancy

10/22/2013 | USA Today · Reuters

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have released a new definition of full-term pregnancy in an attempt to improve health outcomes for newborns and curb unnecessary early deliveries. Under the revised classification system, babies born any time between 37 and 38 weeks and six days of pregnancy will be considered early term, and full-term babies will be those born between 39 and 40 weeks and six days of gestation.

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