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Measuring cervical length improves accuracy of estimating due date in late pregnancy, study shows

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5742 (Published 28 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5742
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

A simple screening test of measuring cervical length using transvaginal ultrasound, currently used to detect women at high risk of premature labour, also improves the accuracy of predicting full term delivery dates in late pregnancy, a meta-analysis has found.

The study, reported in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,1 pooled data from five prospective studies assessing the accuracy of transvaginal ultrasound for …

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