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postdate pregnancy

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

postdate pregnancy

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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Weeks post-term, postmaturity, prolonged pregnancy, and post-dates pregnancy all refer to postmature birth2.
Maternal obesity and labour complications following induction of labour in prolonged pregnancy.
It was noticed that patients who were obese at term had a higher incidence of prolonged pregnancy and caesarean section rate and early induction of labour is preferred in such patients.
Objective: To determine mode of delivery and fetal outcome in patients with prolonged pregnancy undergoing elective induction at 41 and 41+ weeks.
The incidences of anemia and prolonged pregnancy were significantly lower in tertiary than secondary hospitals (P < 0.
As prolonged pregnancy evolved in placental mammals, hundreds of genes began to be expressed that greatly strengthened and elaborated maternal-fetal communication, as well locally suppressing the maternal immune system in the uterus --thus protecting the developing fetus.
Most of the studies regarding the management of prolonged pregnancy dealt with pregnancies of certain GA, where women had had early ultrasound scans.
Abnormal vasculature adaptation, resulting in aberrant blood flow, has been implicated as a possible cause of fetal growth restriction (FGR) though Samangaya et ah ruled out prolonged pregnancy in women with preeclampsia using Sildenafil (7).
They were fully informed and aware of complications that may be a consequence of having an anencephalic baby such as polyhydramnios, prolonged pregnancy and stillbirth, but they did not want to discuss a plan for a funeral for their baby.
Goffeng 1997 compared the vaginal micro flora of women in prolonged pregnancy with that of women who delivered at term, samples for quantitative aerobic and anaerobic microbiological culture were collected from 100 women at 42 weeks of gestation and from 60 women at term.

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