Ultrasound Estimation of Gestational Age in Late Pregnancy in Low-Income Countries: Made to Measure or Off-the-Peg?
Gestational age is one of the most important features of a pregnancy when making clinical decisions. In particular, the management of delivery, such as the timing of a caesarean section before labour or when to induce labour, is crucially informed by knowledge of gestational age. Overestimation of gestational age could lead to iatrogenic premature birth, whereas underestimation of gestational age could increase the risk of post-term stillbirth.
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