NHS Business Definitions
A Fetus Episode is an ACTIVITY GROUP.
This is the fetal stage of Antenatal development during a Maternity Episode. A Maternity Episode can comprise of one or more associated Fetus Episodes.
For the Maternity Services Data Set, a Fetus Episode starts from when the pregnancy is confirmed, including the embryonic stage in early pregnancy, to birth.
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