Increased antepartum and intrapartum foetal risk are associated with pregnancies that last longer than 42 weeks. Maternal risk may also be linked to post-term pregnancy, such as an increased possibility of an emergency Caesarean section delivery. Increased foetal growth and placental ageing contribute to the increased risk of severe perinatal outcomes associated with post-term pregnancy. Offering delivery is the most effective technique now available for managing the hazards associated with prolonged pregnancy.
Published Date: 2022-05-11; Received Date: 2022-04-15