Postmature Pregnancy

A pregnancy that lasts for more than two weeks beyond the expected date of delivery is referred to as a postmature pregnancy, while the baby is also referred to as postmature. These babies have specific characteristics including dry peeling skin, abnormal folds of skin, and long finger and toenails. These babies are also at increased risk of complications including low blood sugar, low blood potassium, seizures and weight loss.

Postmature Pregnancy

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(Last modified: 11th Nov 2014)

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