In Reply Dr Nicholson and colleagues raise concerns regarding the subcategorization of term gestation and recommend use of sophisticated computer technologies to optimally time deliveries.
As a point of clarification, the use of term pregnancy has not been abandoned and continues to be part of the recommended terminology throughout the gestational age period from 37 weeks 0 days through 41 weeks 6 days. The only change was to categorize that period into 3 subgroups: early term, full term, and late term. This terminology does not dictate management but should improve communication and understanding as has been shown with previous work subdividing the preterm period.1
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