Official letter No. 6638/BYT-BM-TE dated November 5th, 2018 of the Ministry of Health regarding determination of gestational age in order to apply maternity protection policy under the regulations of the Labor Code
This Official letter provides for guidelines on determining a woman who is seven months pregnant in order to be entitled to the maternity protection policy under the Labor Code No. 10/2012/QH13. read more
Accordingly “7 – month pregnancy “means a woman’s gestational age reaching 28 full weeks (equivalent to 196 days).
In principle, gestational age is counted from the first day of a woman's last menstrual cycle. If a woman misses her first day of the last menstrual cycle, ultrasound result may be based to determine gestational age of a pregnancy.
Notably, in order to be eligible for the maternity protection policy, the pregnant woman must provide pregnancy test result issued by a hospital/ medicinal establishment in which including the result of gestational age determination at the time of performing the pregnancy test.
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