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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Delivery After 41 Weeks (Overview)

Pregnancy longer than 42 weeks is called post-term . This means that delivery is past the due date.


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Are there harmful symptoms of delivery after 41 weeks?

Are there harmful symptoms of delivery after 41 weeks?

No: If your dates are accurate then delivery at 41 weeks is about as long as you want to wait. Waiting longer can actually be more harmful as the placenta is not doing the same good job of feeding and oxygenating your baby because it is getting worn out. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
4 doctors shared insights

Delivery After 41 Weeks (Overview)

Pregnancy longer than 42 weeks is called post-term . This means that delivery is past the due date.


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What are the tests for postterm delivery?

What are the tests for postterm delivery?

Not sure of question: If you are still pregnant past 41 wks you will be followed closely likely with nst, which is like a fancy ultrasound but as you approach 42 wks most ob's will encourage induction of labor. Risks of post term delivery have to do with size and maturity of baby, including stooling in utero and birth injury. ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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When a woman has postterm delivery, what does it mean?

42 weeks or beyond: It mean that the baby delivers at 42 weeks of pregnancy or beyond (2 weeks or more beyond the mother's due date). ...Read more

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After delivery, in how many week can I get rid of gestational diabetes?

After delivery, in how many week can I get rid of gestational diabetes?

Usually immediately: For most women with gestational dm, pregnancy (with hormonal changes from the placenta) causes the body temporarily to be unable to control blood glucose levels. Thus, the gestational dm immediately resolves after delivery of placenta. There is still high risk for future type 2 dm. For other women, they may have had preexisting pre-diabetes or type 2 dm. This will then not go away after delivery. ...Read more

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Are there harmful symptoms of delivery after 41 weeks?

No: If your dates are accurate then delivery at 41 weeks is about as long as you want to wait. Waiting longer can actually be more harmful as the placenta is not doing the same good job of feeding and oxygenating your baby because it is getting worn out. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Delivery after 41 weeks?

What is the definition or description of: Delivery after 41 weeks?

Delivery > 41 wks: Pregnancy longer than 42 weeks is called post-term . This means that delivery is past the due date. ...Read more

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What are the tests for postterm delivery?

Not sure of question: If you are still pregnant past 41 wks you will be followed closely likely with nst, which is like a fancy ultrasound but as you approach 42 wks most ob's will encourage induction of labor. Risks of post term delivery have to do with size and maturity of baby, including stooling in utero and birth injury. ...Read more

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When a woman has postterm delivery, what does it mean?

42 weeks or beyond: It mean that the baby delivers at 42 weeks of pregnancy or beyond (2 weeks or more beyond the mother's due date). ...Read more

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36 year old with cholestasis of pregnancy during 2nd pregnancy. 6 months after delivery liver enzymes were still elevated, but GB been removed.....?

36 year old with cholestasis of pregnancy during 2nd pregnancy.  6 months after delivery liver enzymes were still elevated, but GB been removed.....?

Unexplained weight loss: Assessment and Plan: 36 yo woman G2P2 with PMH sig for intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, cholecystitis, s/p cholycystecomy presents with unexplained weight loss, elevated transaminases of unknown level >6 mo,polyarthralgia, fatigue,nausea, and dysmenorrhea. You need to be referred to multiple specialists for evaluation of your medical problems. 1. Gastroenterology/Hepatology- CT/MRI scan of liver indicated ,repeat ERCP if indicated. Consider liver biopsy since liver enzymes elevated >6 months. Evaluate all meds, alcohol use, family history of hemochromatosis, NASH. Serology for TSH, Iron, Ferritin, TIBC, alpha-1 antitrypsin, liver function, Hepatitis serologies, ANA, H. Pylori test, and other labs as indicated. 2. OB/GYN- Your painful periods/ dysmenorrhea can be best evaluated by a OB/GYN specialist. 3. Internal Medicine-workup other causes wt. loss, fatigue, joint pain based on med history/ meds. These referrals should be a good start. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to induce before 41 weeks ?

Depends: Induction always carries some risk but so does the reason why you are inducing. Induciton should not be done for convenience. It should have medical indications! one must weight the benefits versus the risk with any procedure. Prematurity is the main risk for induciton. Know your dates and know your risks! ...Read more

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What can u do if u are constipated at 41 weeks?

What can u do if u are constipated at 41 weeks?

See below...: You should be on a stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium) 100mg twice daily. You could also consider a suppository or enema. This would be important to discuss with your ob/gyn. Also, this will all be improved with delivery which should be happening soon? ...Read more

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My wife is in 41 weeks and no signs of labour.What are the most effective natural induction ways you are suggesting?Should we worry for this latency?!

My wife is in 41 weeks and no signs of labour.What are the most effective natural induction ways you are suggesting?Should we worry for this latency?!

Consider acupuncture: The cochrane review looks at all studies about a topic - their latest review on the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture for the induction of labor stated acupuncture "appears safe, has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective. However, the evidence regarding the clinical effectiveness of this technique is limited." 41 weeks is common, but check with your OB about concerns. ...Read more

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I will be 40 weeks on the 9th and I really don't want to go to 41 weeks based on all the risks Iv read. Can a woman asked to be induced after 40 weeks?

I will be 40 weeks on the 9th and I really don't want to go to 41 weeks based on all the risks Iv read. Can a woman asked to be induced after 40 weeks?

Induction : The answer is yes as long as you are greater than 39 weeks with an inducible cervix. Therefore u have to be dilated and thinned out to be a candidate. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is it like to be induced at 41 weeks pregnant?

What is it like to be induced at 41 weeks pregnant?

Depends: If you have a favorable cervix for induction or not. IF cervix is favorable, Bishop score of 6 or more, and if you and the baby are average size, it should go well. I presume you have a vertex presentation ...Read more

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Is it ok to fly in the 3rd trimester?

Is it ok to fly in the 3rd trimester?

Usually: I allow a pregnant woman to fly until 36 weeks. However if she is having any pregnancy complications such as high blood pressure or premature labor or the baby isn't growing well i strongly recommend against flying. If a woman flies late pregnancy wear support hose or move legs frequently to prevent leg swelling and risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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Is it possible to miscarry in the 3rd trimester?

Is it possible to miscarry in the 3rd trimester?

No: Sort of, but it wouldn't be called a miscarriage. If a fetus were to die in third trimester it would be an intrauterine fetal demise. If it were to deliver alive it would be preterm labor. Miscarriage technically refers to delivery of a fetus prior to 20 weeks. ...Read more

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