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.
67: Ultrasound estimation of fetal weight in prolonged pregnancy
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.
1) Prolonged pregnancy
is also defined as pregnancy post-probable date of delivery and post-term pregnancy.
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.