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  • Carol L. Wood cnm, edd

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    • 1Carol Wood is an associate professor at the University of Mane School of Nursing where she currently serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Rural Family Nurse Practitioner Program. From 1977 to 1986; she taught in the Maternal—Newborn/Nurse-Midwifery Program at Yale University School of Nursing. Dr. Wood earned a certificate in nurse-midwifery and her MSN from the University of Illinois in 1977 and her EdD from the University of Maine in 1992.

2School of Nursing, University of Maine, 160 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04469.


Trends in the management of the postdate pregnancy are reviewed. An updated approach to management of the postdate pregnancy is presented. A range of research from descriptive studies to prospective, randomized clinical trials for the pregnancy exceeding term is referenced for the clinician who seeks the rationale behind current protocol for management of the pregnancy beyond 42 weeks.