Babies born too late or get through a normal pregnancy have a higher risk susceptible to disease later in life. Babies born beyond 42 weeks gestation period will suffer behavioral problems such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) or mental disorders at an early age. This disorder is often shown in the presence of hyperactivity when the children started walking.
As published International Journal of Epidemiology, experts encouraged the women to be aware of the risk of prolonged pregnancy.
Research conducted in the Netherlands showed that many women who do not perform induction despite her pregnancy had more than 42 weeks. In that study revealed, more than 5,000 babies born after 42 weeks of behavioral problems and twice as large as the risk of ADHD.
Chief researcher Dr. Hanan El Marroun of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Erasmus MC-Sophia, Rotterdam said the pregnancies that are too long or too fast can cause long-term health problems. “Every pregnant woman knows, premature babies are not good, then why do we not question if a child is born too old?” He told BBC News.
In the UK, there are procedures that require a pregnant woman if her pregnancy had been induced to enter the age of 41 or 42 weeks. In addition, the mothers are also reminded of the possibility of complications if they prolong the pregnancy. Complications in question is dead at birth and the difficulty in growing. However, a minority of women believe that baby will be born by themselves without any medical intervention (induction).
Dr. Virginia Beckett, a consultant in obstetrics and gynecology at the same time also a spokesman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said, “In England, common for women to maintain their pregnancy beyond 42 weeks though. Some mothers would choose over 42 weeks and our suggestion that may increase the risk of death at birth and other complications. “