POST TERM PREGNANCY - POSTTERMPREGNANCY

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POST TERM PREGNANCY -A Human Gestational Period completed within 38-42 weeks’ gestation is a term pregnancy. When the gestational period  continues beyond 42 weeks or 294 days from the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP), it is considered prolonged.  This situation has been reported to occur in from 3-12% of all pregnancies. Some of these prolonged pregnancies may be  the result of inaccurate dating of the LMP or failure to account for a long menstrual cycle (more than 14 days between LMP  and conception). Signs and symptoms: The obvious sign of prolonged pregnancy is GESTATIONAL AGE greater than 42 weeks. Signs and symptoms of fetal  jeopardy resulting from prolonged pregnancy include: • Decreased amniotic fluid volume, thought to result from placental insufficiency. • Decreasing uterine size, because of decreased subcutaneous fat and muscle mass of the baby and decreased amniotic 
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POST TERM PREGNANCY - POSTTERMPREGNANCY

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