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1.1.G.20 Gestation


For the purposes of the PPL scheme, gestation is considered to be the period in which an unborn child is carried in the womb from conception to delivery. If the child is stillborn, the date of delivery is used to calculate the gestation.

Policy reference: PPL Guide 1.1.S.90 Stillborn child

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