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Initiative to Reduce Elective Deliveries Before 39 Weeks of Pregnancy

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Learn why it's important to mother and baby's health to wait until at least 39 weeks of pregnancy to deliver if the mother or child's health is not in danger.

UPDATE: In October 2013, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a committee opinion replacing “term” delivery with new labels based on gestational age. Babies born at weeks 39 and 40 are now considered “full term.” Learn more about the new definition of full term pregnancy based on NICHD research.

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About the Initiative

Learn more about the NCMHEP and the Initiative to Reduce Elective Deliveries Before 39 Weeks of Pregnancy.

Information for Moms To Be

Find resources for expectant mothers on elective deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy.

Information for Health Care Providers

Learn how to help protect the health of mother and baby.

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Last Updated Date: 01/22/2014
Last Reviewed Date: 01/22/2014