How Long Post-Term Will You Allow Me To Go?

Managing Late-Term and Post-term Pregnancies

Be sure to ask your care provider how they manage late-term and post-term pregnancies. 

How long post-term will you allow me to go?

As per ACOG guidelines, with proper fetal surveillance (including biweekly biophysical profiles, non stress tests, and tracking of fetal movement counting,), 42 WKS is the appropriate answer unless there are other risk factors.


  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice bulletin no. 146: Management of late-term and postterm pregnancies. Obstet Gynecol. 2014;124(2 Pt 1):390-6. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000452744.06088.48.