Postmaturity: Accelerate Birth or Wait?

An excerpt from Midwifery Today’s upcoming clinical booklet on postdates and postmaturity, this article evaluates why “most ‘postdate pregnancies’ are treated as postmature,” and considers what midwives can do to help their clients prevent harmful interventions.

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About Author: Samara Ferrara

Samara Ferrara is the mother of two children, both home waterbirths at weeks 40 and 41. She is a student midwife for the Heart and Hands Program and lives in Monterrey, Mexico, where she co-leads a perinatal education program called Luna Nueva. Samara enjoys practicing maternity reflexology and feels that she was born to provide care and well-being to motherbaby during gestation, birth and post birth.

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