Aug. 29, 2022

Delivery Timing for Postdates & Postterm Pregnancies: Episode: #113

Delivery Timing for Postdates & Postterm Pregnancies: Episode: #113

What is the optimal timing for delivery when a pregnancy goes past the due date?  How far past a due date is it recommened to go? Is it safe to go?  Why are there different recommendations for each type of pregnancy?  A postterm...


What is the optimal timing for delivery when a pregnancy goes past the due date?  How far past a due date is it recommened to go? Is it safe to go?  Why are there different recommendations for each type of pregnancy? 

A postterm pregnancy is when the pregnancy goes on beyond beyond 42 weeks (294 days) from the calculated first day of the last menstrual period.

A postdates pregnancy is a pregnancy that goes beyond the due date.

Relevant to this episode is our podcast on how to calcuate a due date, episode #85 linked here

In this episode, Dr. Abdelhak explains his rationale for why he prefers pregancies to end by the 41st week and someones even earlier. 

 

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