Post dates fetus

Post dates fetus is when there is prolonged gestation when the fetus remains in-utero beyond 2 weeks beyond expected date of delivery (>42 weeks gestation).

The reported frequency is at approximately 3-12% of pregnancies.

  • maternal obesity
  • increased risk of perineal injury: from large fetus
  • labor dystocia
  • increased risk of endometritis ref
  • elective induction of labor
  • expectant management +/-
  • antenatal testing
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rID: 14556
Tag: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Post dates pregnancy
  • Post term pregnancy
  • Post maturity

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