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Management of the uncomplicated postdate pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7218225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The management of a postdate (greater than 42 weeks) pregnancy with no apparent complication is often unclear. This study compares the intrapartum courses and perinatal outcomes between 101 postdate pregnancies and 322 term pregnancies. The mean maternal age, race, parity and type of care service were not significantly different between the two groups. Signs of fetal compromise were also not different, but a large fetus was more common (p less than 0.01) in the postdate pregnancies (16 cases). The need for cesarean section (13 cases) or midforceps manipulation (7 cases) was increased fourfold in the postdate over the term pregnancies (p less than 0.05). Meconium during labor was not more common in the postdate pregnancies, but the one postdate perinatal death occurred in the neonatal period from severe meconium aspiration complications. A postdate pregnancy with no apparent complications may safely be observed closely.
W F Rayburn; F E Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1981 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-06-25     Completed Date:  1981-06-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Fetal Diseases
Obstetric Labor Complications
Obstetrical Forceps
Pregnancy, Prolonged*

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