Natural Childbirth Sabotage: Is Your Doctor as NCB-Friendly as You Think?
It is not uncommon to go past your due date. About ten percent of pregnancies go past their due date. Many doctors routinely induce labor at 41 or 42 weeks. Once you go past 42 weeks, your pregnancy is considered post-term. Having a post-term baby is not necessarily dangerous, but your doctor may want you to have extra monitoring. An induction or c-section is generally not necessary, even if you go overdue. Talk to your doctor about your desire to let labor happen on its own. If your doctor insists that you have to be induced if you go overdue, this may be cause for concern.