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Decoding EDD

Decoding EDD: Its Importance in Pregnancy

| 08 Jul 2023 | 3057 Views |

EDD: Unveiling the Medical Full Form and Its Implication

What Does EDD Stand For?

In the realm of pregnancy, EDD, or the Estimated Date of Delivery, is an essential term. It’s a seemingly complex medical acronym that actually has a significant impact on every pregnancy.

The EDD is the predicted date when a pregnant woman is expected to give birth. It’s usually derived from the woman’s Last Menstrual Period (LMP), Ultrasound (USG) results, or the Clinical Gestational Age (CGA).

To elaborate:

  • EDD by LMP: This estimates the EDD based on the first day of the woman’s last menstrual cycle, assuming a regular 28-day cycle.
  • EDD by USG: The ultrasound method gives a more accurate EDD, particularly when done early in pregnancy, by measuring the fetus to determine gestational age.
  • EDD by CGA: This method uses physical signs in the woman, like uterine size, to estimate the EDD.

EDD’s Role in Pregnancy

The Essential Role of EDD in Pregnancy

At India IVF, with locations in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon and Gwalior, understanding EDD is crucial in tracking the progress of pregnancies. EDD helps our team of experts to monitor fetal development, schedule necessary medical procedures, and anticipate possible risks or complications.

Whether you’re in the bustling metropolis of Delhi, the modern city of Gurgaon, or the growing urban scene of Noida, our dedicated team of experts is committed to guiding you every step of your pregnancy journey.

Concluding Thoughts

Understanding EDD and its vital role in pregnancy is paramount. It’s crucial for tracking the progress of pregnancy and anticipating any potential risks. At India IVF, we’re committed to providing guidance and support throughout your pregnancy journey.

About The Author
Dr. Richika Sahay

MBBS (Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst & Gyne), MNAMS, MRCOG (London-UK), Fellow IVF, Fellow MAS, Infertility (IVF) Specialist & Gynae Laparoscopic surgeon,[Ex AIIMS & Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi]. Read more

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