Post‐term pregnancy, defined as a pregnancy that extends to 42 weeks 0 days and beyond or a gestational length of 294 days or more, occurs in 5–10% of all births. Post‐term pregnancy has been associated with maternal and perinatal risks including postpartum hemorrhage, cephalopelvic disproportion, cesarean delivery, oligohydramnios, macrosomia, intrauterine growth restriction, and intrauterine fetal demise. Management strategies have been developed to evaluate and plan delivery for the post‐term pregnancy.
Published In/Presented At
Smulian, J. C., Quiñones, J. (2018, December). Post‐term pregnancy. Evidence-based Obstetrics and Gynecology (Evidence-Based Medicine) 1st Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty