Association of Ontario Midwives Handout: When your pregnancy goes past your due date
The length of a pregnancy is thought to be about 280 days, or 40 weeks. It is not unusual for pregnancies to last longer than 40 weeks. Anywhere between 37 and 42 weeks is considered a normal term pregnancy. A pregnancy that lasts longer than 40 weeks may be called a postdates, post-term or prolonged pregnancy. This handout will help you learn what to expect when you are past your due date.
Association of Ontario Midwives: Management of the Uncomplicated Pregnancy Beyond 41+0 Weeks’ Gestation. A critical review of the research literature for clients reaching 41+0 weeks’ gestation and beyond in an uncomplicated pregnancy, as well as recommendations regarding management options.
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Guidelines for the Management of Pregnancy at 41+0 to 42+0 Weeks. Evidence-based guidelines and recommendations from the SOGC on managing post-dates pregancies.