Women with little paid maternity leave may want to work until the last possible moment they can.
Those whose due date has come and gone may wonder whether they should have labor induced with drugs.
Better medical planning Estimating due dates more closely could help doctors make medical decisions.
For babies with congenital anomalies who must be delivered in a hospital, getting a better estimate of the due date could ensure safer delivery.
And hospitals could make arrangements to have more staff on hand if they know lots of deliveries are imminent in the next week, Berghella said.
Sometimes, women have a medical condition that necessitates delivering their baby soon, but not necessarily immediately.
Ultrasound measurements of the cervix, the passageway at the entrance to the uterus that opens up to make way for a baby during delivery, can reveal whether labor is likely within the next week, according to a new study.All of them are very excited to welcome their new family member, and so are her fans, friends, and followers.