- LMP). This is an important calculation since, if delivery is delayed 3 weeks beyond term, the infant mortality rate skyrockets to 3 times normal. The definition of a postmature infant has evolved. A few sources still consider a baby postmature if it is born a week after the usual 9 months' gestation but the current trend is to consider a baby postmature ONLY if it is born 2 weeks (14 days) or more after the usual 9 months of gestation. The terms "postmaturity" and "post-term" are interchangeable.
* * *post·ma·tu·ri·ty -mə-'t(y)u̇r-ət-ēalso -'chu̇r- n, pl -ties the quality or state of being postmature
* * *post·ma·tur·i·ty (pōst″mə-chrґĭ-te) overdevelopment; the condition of a postmature infant. See also postmaturity syndrome, under syndrome.
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