The best way to determine the gestational age, are prenatal sonography and menstrual history. Doctors can estimate the gestational age during the physical examination of the newborn (first hours of life) with the new Ballard score (assessment of gestational age-new Ballard score). The Ballard score is based on the physical and neuromuscular maturity of the newborn and can be used up to 4 days after birth (in practice, the Ballard…

September 3, 2018