Document Type : Research Article
Background: Postdated pregnancy is one of the commonest obstetric condition. The pregnancy beyond 40 weeks of gestation is called as post dated pregnancy. Post dated pregnancy increases risk to mother and fetus. In mother there is increased risk of induced labour, instrumental delivery and LSCS and associated morbidities. The risks to the fetus also increases inpostdated pregnancy mainly due to increasing fetal weight, decline in placental function, oligohydramnios which increase chances of cord compression, and meconium aspiration.
Methods: This cross sectional observational study of feto-maternal outcome in post dated pregnancy (Women beyond 40 weeks of gestation) was carried out in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology in tertiary care centre from October 2019 to September 2021, willing to participate and fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria in the study period. Results: Out of total 300 patients,118 patients (60.82%) went into spontaneous labour and delivered vaginally, whereas 102(34%) patients required caesarean section. Induction of labour was done in 76(39.17%) patients.Conclusions: The present study, we conclude that, the post dated pregnancy can be considered as a high risk factor as there is more fetal morbidity.