So they've created a new definition of full term pregnancy.
According to a recent Time article, a group of highly regarded OB-GYNs came together to create a new and more accurate definition of term pregnancy with the hopes of providing the best outcomes for newborns.
They based their decision on piles of research that show that "physical and mental development differ considerably depending on when babies are born within this time frame. Those five weeks are critically important for proper development, and babies born too early are at higher risk of conditions such as respiratory problems and hypoglycemia."
According to the chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) Committee on Obstetric Practice, "We wanted there to be no confusion amongRead More »from Baby Buzz: Doctors Have Redefined What "Full Term Pregnancy" Actually Means