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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Delivery After 41 Weeks (Overview)

Postterm delivery is a condition where the baby is delivered after the normal 40 weeks of pregnancy.


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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. Qamar Khan
4 doctors shared insights

Delivery After 41 Weeks (Overview)

Postterm delivery is a condition where the baby is delivered after the normal 40 weeks of pregnancy.


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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 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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