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Full Term Pregnancy Definition

​Full Term Pregnancy De​finition

​Learn why a pregnanc​​y is now considered "full-term" at
​3​9 weeks.​

Reducing Elective Deliveries Before 39 Weeks

Reducing Elective Deliveries Before 39 Weeks

​​Learn why allowing baby to remain in the womb until at least
39 weeks, if possible, is safest for both ​baby and mother.​​​​​​​​​​

The National Child & Maternal Health Education Program (NCMHEP) is the​ first national education program of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver​ National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)​​.​

The NICHD created the NCMHEP with more than 30 of the nation’s most prominent maternal and child health care provider associations, federal agencies, and other partners. The Program’s objectives are to identify key challenges in child a​nd maternal health, review relevant research and initiate educational activities that advance the knowledge base of the field, and improve the health of women and children.

Visit the NCMHEP Coordinating Committee webpage for a full list of member organizations. 

Learn More About the NCMHEP​​​​


​From Our Partners​

AWHONN Convention 2017 logoLearn ways to improve the quality of patient care and safety at the 2017 AWHONN Convention, June 24 – 28 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The AWHONN Convention features more than 70 educational sessions, workshops, presentations, and other learning opportunities on issues important to obstetric, neonatal, and women's health nurses that apply directly to patient care. Attendees can also earn up to 32.75 CNE hours. More about the event External Web Site Policy.