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How long does a pregnancy last?

How long does a pregnancy last?

Pregnancy lasts for most women 40 weeks. It is considered that a pregnancy is on time between 37 weeks and 42 weeks. Birth before 37 weeks is a premature birth.

The lower the age of pregnancy at birth, the greater the risks for the fetus. After 42 weeks, the pregnancy is considered post-term or exceeded.

It has been observed that in girls over 42 weeks of age, the risk of intrauterine death is higher as the pregnancy is removed from term.

Dr. Anca Panaitescu
resident obstetrics-gynecologist

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