When you pass your due date

Pregnancy complications - post-term; Pregnancy complications - overdue

Most pregnancies last 37 to 42 weeks, but some take longer. If your pregnancy lasts more than 42 weeks, it is called post-term (past due). This happens in a small number of pregnancies.

While there are some risks in a post-term pregnancy, most post-term babies are born healthy. Your health care provider can do special tests to check on the health of your baby. Keeping a close eye on the baby's health will help increase the chance of good outcomes.

Why Does it Happen?

What are the Risks?

What if my Pregnancy Goes Past the Due Date?

How Will the Doctor Induce Labor?

Will I Need a C-section?