Early pregnancy dating
We follow the same process in the third trimester, with a three-week difference.Physical Exam Pregnancies can also be dated with a physical exam.During a pelvic exam, the uterus can be felt coming over the pubic bone at about 12 weeks’ LMP and at the umbilicus (navel) at about 20 weeks.
Some women will deliver on their due date, others before, and others after.
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Our Dating Scan offers pregnancy assurance to mums from as little as 8 weeks (based on your LMP).
Medical professionals consider delivery premature when it occurs before 36 weeks, and extremely premature when it occurs before 28 weeks’ LMP.
It is also important to note that the phrase “late-term,” popularly used by the media to describe later abortions, has no medical meaning and is not used in any medical documentation.