post-term pregnancy

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1742
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A definition of the term "post-term pregnancy" is presented. It refers to pregnancy continuing beyond the beginning of 294 days of gestation. It is counted from the first day of the last normal menstrual period. In an estimated 3% to 12% of pregnancies, post-term pregnancy occurs. Oligohydramnios, meconium passage, macrosomatia, and dysmaturity are some of the complications associated with post-term pregnancy.


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