Terms used in this guideline

Terms used in this guideline

Early pregnancy Pregnancy in the first trimester – that is, up to 13 completed weeks of pregnancy.

Expectant management A management approach in which treatment is not administered, with the aim of seeing whether the condition will resolve naturally.

Pregnancy of unknown location A descriptive term used to classify a pregnancy when a woman has a positive pregnancy test but no pregnancy can be seen on an ultrasound scan.

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