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Old May 18th, 2011, 17:56 PM   1
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Why a 42 week pregnancy *can be* normal


Really interesting article!

http://birthwithoutfearblog.com/2010...-crystal-ball/



 
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Old May 19th, 2011, 01:11 AM   2
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it dosent feel normal when you get to that point though it just feels like torture lol just one day over feels like a week! x



 
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Old May 19th, 2011, 01:15 AM   3
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That is really interesting, I agree with Miss Cakes that it can feel like an eternity, but I am also reluctant to have the baby induced before he is ready to arrive.



 
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Old May 19th, 2011, 01:19 AM   4
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yeah i wouldnt have an induction unless i needed one dont think they would gimme one anyway my sister went2 weeks over her edd before they even offered it to her by that time she was going bonkers waiting lol but went into labour the night before the induction x



 
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Old May 19th, 2011, 01:50 AM   5
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I worry that my baby needs help to come out...like he is too big to move down into the pelvis or something????? is that a bit crackers...lol....still not one sign with a day to go.xx



 
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Old May 19th, 2011, 02:36 AM   6
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I dont think its worth the risk! letting a pregnancy go so far past 42 weeks cant be healthy for baby or for mum, the risk of the placenta failing increases from week 42 onwards, i would be terrified!
How many perfectly healthy little baby's are born at 38 weeks with no problems & they do just fine, 40 weeks is long enough for me, there again i am a wuss.



 
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Old May 19th, 2011, 03:30 AM   7
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yeah i wouldnt have an induction unless i needed one dont think they would gimme one anyway my sister went2 weeks over her edd before they even offered it to her by that time she was going bonkers waiting lol but went into labour the night before the induction x
It's like the baby knew! x



 
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Old May 19th, 2011, 03:33 AM   8
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its funny it seems to happen alot a couple of my friends went into labour themselves either the day before or on the day they were sposed to be induced lol



 
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its funny it seems to happen alot a couple of my friends went into labour themselves either the day before or on the day they were sposed to be induced lol
My first baby was induced and we were told it wouldn't work, the midwife says it never does and they'd have to try again the next day. Anyway, I went straight into labour so I think if they had left me he would have come naturally the next day.



 
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Old May 19th, 2011, 03:43 AM   10
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Yeah, but on the flipside of that there are babies born at 38 weeks that aren't perfectly healthy - I think that's the point, that in most cases your baby will know when it's ready.

I'm not saying I think it's a good idea to go over 42 weeks...but just that I agree it's surely got to be an individual case-by-case basis and not a blanket x-days and you're done.

EDIT: and in no way am I saying I don't agree with mothers who do decide for an induction, to go overdue or to flat-out refuse induction! I'm very much in the corner of you know you're body and you know what pro's/cons in any situation mean to you and we'd all do what we thought was best.



 
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