Dating of pregnancy

Depression during pregnancy is not to be taken lightly.

In 2013, complications of pregnancy resulted in 293,000 deaths, down from 377,000 deaths in 1990.

Many hospitals have early pregnancy assessment units (EPAUs) that run daily.

This means you can be referred for an early scan straight away, if needed.

Term pregnancy is 37 to 41 weeks, with early term being 37 and 38 weeks, full term 39 and 40 weeks, and late term 41 weeks. Babies born before 37 weeks are preterm and are at higher risk of health problems such as cerebral palsy.

About 213 million pregnancies occurred in 2012, of which, 190 million were in the developing world and 23 million were in the developed world.