postdate pregnancy


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postdate pregnancy

a pregnancy of more than 294 days or 42 completed weeks.
Synonym(s): prolonged pregnancy

postdate pregnancy

[-dāt′]
Etymology: L, post, after, data + praegnans, bearing child
a pregnancy that lasts more than 42 weeks. Also called postterm pregnancy.

post·date preg·nan·cy

(pōst'dāt preg'năn-sē)
A pregnancy exceeding 294 days or 42 completed weeks.
Synonym(s): prolonged pregnancy.

postdate pregnancy

Pregnancy that extends beyond 42 wk of gestation. An average of 10% of normal pregnancies are so classified.
See: postterm pregnancy; postmaturity syndrome
See also: pregnancy