Calculation of expected date of delivery (EDD)
Add seven days to the first day of the last menstrual period to get the day. Add nine months to the month or count three months backwards from the month to get the month. Example: 10th January 2008.
LMP 10: 1: 2008
EDD = 17th Oct 2008.
If the figure is more than 12, then you move the extra number to the following year. If the day is more than that of the particular month the extra date is recorded for the following month.
Subsequent visit: the usual routine procedure involves all those at booking with the exception of full history taking. Nevertheless enquires are made about her health every visit. Frequency depends on the age of the pregnancy. She should visit every 4 weeks until 28 weeks, every 2 week until 36 weeks and every week until onset of labour. If there is any complication she should visit more frequently.
· General examination to rule out anaemia, oedema, varicose veins etc, urinalysis, blood pressure,
· Weight – to ensure the progressive and normal incre ase as explain earlier. During each visit the woman is given counsel on health promotion.