Management of Late-Term and Postterm Pregnancies
The incidence of postterm pregnancies is reported to be between 5% and 6%. Risk factors include primigravity, previous history of a postterm pregnancy, male fetus, and maternal obesity. Infants delivered postterm are at risk for neonatal convulsions, meconium aspiration syndrome, and low Apgar scores. Stillbirth is also increased; hence antenatal surveillance is recommended .
KeywordsPostterm Post-dates Late term Induction of labor IOL
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