Postmaturity

Abstract

Postmaturity syndrome occurs most commonly in prolonged pregnancy and results from placental insufficiency. Despite advances in obstetric care it remains a difficult problem to predict and prevent.

Keywords: postterm; meconium; placental insufficiency; induction; ultrasound

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Arulkumaran S (1995) Prolonged pregnancy. In: James DK, Steer PJ, Weiner CP and Gonik B (eds) High Risk Pregnancy, Management Options, pp. 217–229. London: WB Saunders.

Bakketeig L and Bergsjo P (1989) Post‐term pregnancy: Magnitude of the problem. In: Chalmers I, Enkin M and Keirse MJNC (eds) Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 1, pp. 765–775. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Crowley P (1989) Post‐term pregnancy: In: Chalmers I, Enkin M and Keirse MJNC (eds) Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 1, pp. 776–791. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Pearson JF (1982) Monitoring high risk pregnancy. In: Bonnar J (ed.) Recent Advances in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 14, pp. 3–34. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

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Rodeck, Charles H, and Holmes, Anna E(Apr 2001) Postmaturity. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002142]