Postdates Pregnancy

  • Paul Lyons
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


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    Term pregnancy is defined as 37–42 weeks’ gestation.

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    Accurate pregnancy dating is critical to assessment and management of postdates pregnancy.

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    Timing of delivery should be prior to 42 weeks’ gestation and earlier if antenatal testing is nonreassuring.



Fetal Heart Rate Fetal Movement Last Menstrual Period Amniotic Fluid Index Amniotic Fluid Volume 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Lyons
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  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

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