Except in threatened pregnancies for example, in pre-eclampsia"lying-in" or bedrest is no longer a part of antenatal care. Estimation methods[ edit ] Due date estimation basically follows two steps: Determination of which time point is to be used as the origin for gestational age. This starting point is the woman's last normal menstrual period LMP or the corresponding time as estimated by a more accurate method if available.
Such methods include adding 14 days to a known duration since fertilization as is possible in in vitro fertilization or by obstetric ultrasonography. Estimation of gestational age[ edit ] According to American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologiststhe main methods to calculate gestational age are:  Directly calculating the days since the beginning of the last menstrual period Early obstetric ultrasoundcomparing the size of an embryo or fetus to that of a reference group of pregnancies of known gestational age such as calculated from last menstrual periodsand using the mean gestational age of other embryos or fetuses of the same size.
If the gestational age as calculated from an early ultrasound is contradictory to the one calculated directly from the last menstrual period, it is still the one from the early ultrasound that is used for the rest of the pregnancy. There is in any case considerable variation among individual pregnancies. The median is merely a guideline for the day at which half of all births occur earlier, and half of all births occur later.
Births rarely occur on a due date, but they are clustered around due dates. The rule estimates the expected date of delivery EDD by adding a year, subtracting three months, and adding seven days to the origin of gestational age. The result is approximately days 40 weeks from the start of the last menstrual period. Another method is by adding 9 months and 7 days to the first day of the last menstrual period. Naegele's rule is named after Franz Karl Naegelethe German obstetrician who devised the rule.
InNaegele became ordinary professor and director of the lying-in hospital in Heidelberg. His Lehrbuch der Geburtshilfe, published in for midwives, enjoyed a successful 14 editions.
Estimated date of deliveryObstet Gynecol. Predicting delivery date by ultrasound and last menstrual period in early gestation. Taipale P 1Hiilesmaa V. The last menstrual period LMP was considered certain in 13, and uncertain in cases. The duration of pregnancy from the scan to the day of spontaneous delivery was predicted by crown-rump length, biparietal diameter BPDand femur length FL using linear regression models, and the results were compared with estimates based on LMP. When deliveries before 37 weeks were excluded, crown-rump length measurement of mm corresponding to After that time, BPD at least 21 mm showed a similar error 7. Femur length was slightly less accurate than crown-rump length or BPD. Regression models using a combination of any two or three ultrasonic variables did not improve accuracy of prediction. When ultrasound was used instead of certain LMP, the number of postterm pregnancies decreased from Combining more than one ultrasonic measurements did not improve dating accuracy. My baby is measuring 2 weeks ahead. Does this mean I will deliver early?
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