gestational age assessment


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gestational age assessment

1. Estimation of the prenatal age of the fetus, typically by reviewing the pregnant woman's menstrual history, making measurements of fundal height, or by making ultrasonic measurements of fetal parts. This information is essential so that appropriately timed obstetrical care can be provided and the pregnancy's progress can be compared with normal standards. See: amniocentesis; fundal height
2. Estimation of newborn maturity; comparison of newborn assessment findings against the expected physical and neuromuscular characteristics consistent with a given point in gestation. See: Dubowitz tool; large for gestational age; small for gestational age
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CONCLUSION: Foot length is a simple, quick and reliable anthropometric measurement which can be used as an alternative tool for gestational age assessment.
Gestational age assessment was the primary reason for most of the ultrasound examinations performed in this study; 20% to 45% of pregnant women are uncertain of the date of their last menstrual period.
Gestational age assessment done within 12 hours of life by New Ballard scoring, and also calculated as per last menstrual period.