What is this article about?
Prolonged, or post-term pregnancy, is defined as a pregnancy that progresses beyond 42 weeks (Harding 2016). Galal et al. (2012) suggest that the fetal, neonatal and maternal complications associated with prolonged pregnancy may be underestimated. This can pose a dilemma for the maternity team, who may have to choose between induction of labour before the uterus or cervix is in a favourable state and an increased risk of poor outcomes with every day of delay beyond the expected date of delivery.