What is the longest human pregnancy that resulted in a live birth?

I'm just curious how long the longest healthy pregnancy recorded is ie that ends in a healthy baby. Please don't post about Dr. August because that is a hoax. I'm wondering how much further than 42 weeks.

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Susansmum asked on 09 May '11 at 21:49

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Mommy of Twins girls and 6mo Boy

i found this http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,797153,00.html Decide for yourself.. but it also mentions the runner up within like 58 days or something the lady in the article was pregnant for like 53.5 weeks..

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Mommy of Twins girls and 6mo Boy answer on 09 May '11 at 21:49

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Dee S

A "chemical pregnancy" is just another term for an early miscarriage. Many times this happens without the woman even knowing she is pregnant. Usually the reason for this is because of abnormalities with the developing fetus or due to the embryo not implanting properly within the womb lining itself. Your doctor will probably advise you to wait for 2 - 3 months before trying again to conceive as it can take a while for your hormone level to return to its normal level. Usually it takes longer if you miscarry further along. So given the fact that you were only a few weeks along it should only be a week or two. Try not to worry.... it is perfectly normal and happens more often than a lot of people realise as it often occurs very early on after conception and most people assume it is their period but a little late. I have had this happen myself and have gone on to have a perfectly healthy baby since then so it does not mean that anything is wrong with you. Hope this helps and good luck =)

Dee S answer on 09 May '11 at 17:01


I also had an ectopic pregnancy and yet I got pregnant again within like 9 months! And I was on the Ortho Evra patch at the time. Not saying I never wanted to have kids, but I usually go to school full-time (except for this past Spring semester 2009 where I dropped to part-time) and I'm trying to get my Degree A.S.A.P. cuz I am an older non-traditional student, so time is $$$$. I never had anything but the methotrexate shot. NO surgery whatsoever, fortunately for me. I have never had any STD's. However, for myself what most likely caused my Ectopic pregnancy was the fact I have had endometriosis symptoms since age 15 (which may eventually render me infertile). This condition causes me to vomit every period unless I take an OC or some stronger meds. It also causes severe dymennorhea. This pregnancy (technically my 2nd, but my first child, and also come to think of it, I had no morning sickness the FIRST pregnancy either, lol and I was nearly 8 weeks along when it ended)...I have had no morning sickness (unless you count mild and rare nausea) and that was awesome for a woman whose periods can cause her to throw up at the smell of bacon and other odors, without medication to control it. This time, except for some unexplained bleeding for nearly 2 weeks during my 2nd or 3rd month, which could be because at time I was walking miles and miles each week (I thought, "OH boy, another ectopic?) I was have been doing great and have had no unexplained bleeding since early trimester. I just had a 3rd trimester check-up today and have gained 22 lbs so far. (4 during first trimester, and 5 lbs a month each month beginning at 20 weeks, believe it or not...). Baby is always active and kicking up a storm. He was boxing in his nearly-15-week ULtrasound, lol. Incidentally, I do absolutely no routine exercise this pregnancy since my bedrest for light bleeding. I do get exercise but it's not a routine and it's very much just "around the house" not planned. (I know, not exactly "super-healthy", but I feel like I don't want to overdo after the bleeding and I have a wonderful OB Team of Doctors and Nurses and Staff support so if I need to step it up, I can and will!) Timing is everything. Be in a committed relationship. My husband and I are due to have a boy in a few months. The less stress the body is under the better for your maintaining and keeping a healthy pregnancy. Any questions message me.

Lorrie answer on 09 May '11 at 18:27


The most likely answer is that your body still thinks it is pregnant. Even after giving birth, it takes time for your body to return to normal and stop making the hormones it makes during pregnancy. I'm sorry you had a miscarriage, but try to focus on getting healthy again before you think about beinmg pregnant. Sometimes your body is too stressed to be pregnant or has too little energy to grow a baby.

mommysylvia25 answer on 09 May '11 at 19:10

cinderella 522

Almost immediately---well like i mean not right after your relations--LOL but, i mean right after the conception or joining of the sperm and egg. When they combine your body then releases the HGC, so therefore within a5-7 days it should be able to tell. If you are 2weeks late then it would def. have time to pick up the hormone if you are preg. Any other symptoms? I wish you well. Sometimes the HPT, does not pick up enough of the hormone, it is to little of an amount, did you try first morning urine so it would have to build up? Good luck love. Always avail to chat with. I would just have your OB write you a scrip to get the test. call them and they can give you all the details. HERE IS SOME OTHER INFO FOR YA!! There are two types of pregnancy tests. One tests the blood for the pregnancy hormone, hCG. The other checks the urine for this hormone. You can do a urine test at home with a home pregnancy test. You need to see a doctor to have blood tests. These days, most women first use home pregnancy tests (HPT) to find out if they are pregnant. HPTs are inexpensive, private, and easy to use. Urine tests will be able to tell if you're pregnant about 2 weeks after ovulation. Some more sensitive urine tests claim that they can tell if you are pregnant as early as one day after a missed period. If a HPT says you are pregnant, you should call your doctor right away. You doctor can use a more sensitive test along with a pelvic exam to tell for sure if you're pregnant. Seeing your doctor early on in your pregnancy will help you and your baby stay healthy. Doctors use two types of blood tests to check for pregnancy. Blood tests can pick up hCG earlier in a pregnancy than urine tests can. Blood tests can tell if you are pregnant about 6 to 8 days after you ovulate (or release an egg from an ovary). A quantitative blood test (or the beta hCG test) measures the exact amount of hCG in your blood. So it can find even tiny amounts of hCG. This makes it very accurate. Qualitative hCG blood tests just check to see if the pregnancy hormone is present or not. So it gives a yes or no answer. The qualitative hCG blood test is about as accurate as a urine test.

cinderella 522 answer on 09 May '11 at 20:22

Erin B

The discovery health program had a new special on yesterday and said that the latest studies show that women can begin experiencing the first signs of pregnancy as early as eight days after conception. So congrats it is most likely morning sickness. And although it sucks let me give you some good news. Studies show that although they are unable to find a reason for the connection between morning sickness and the health of the baby.... numerous studies done show that women who experience morning sickness are twice as likely as those who don't to have a healthy baby. Good luck.

Erin B answer on 09 May '11 at 20:37


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