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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Bass
27 years experience Family Medicine
No: If your dates are accurate then delivery at 41 weeks is about as long as you want to wait. Waiting longer can actually be more harmful as the placenta ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Delivery > 41 wks: Pregnancy longer than 42 weeks is called post-term . This means that delivery is past the due date.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
From the baby side,: Usually no special pediatric care is needed.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Evans
17 years experience Neonatology
Not sure of question: If you are still pregnant past 41 wks you will be followed closely likely with nst, which is like a fancy ultrasound but as you approach 42 wks most o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
30 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
42 weeks or beyond: It mean that the baby delivers at 42 weeks of pregnancy or beyond (2 weeks or more beyond the mother's due date).
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Discuss w OB-gyn: She is overdue now. She needs to,discuss this NOW with her Ob to,determine if induced labor bs C section is better for,her. Good luck
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Check with GYN: my advise no unless you have been exposed and for active treatment not for prevention last semester your baby is formed and the chance for birth defec ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below...: You should be on a stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium) 100mg twice daily. You could also consider a suppository or enema. This would be ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Induction : The answer is yes as long as you are greater than 39 weeks with an inducible cervix. Therefore u have to be dilated and thinned out to be a candidate. ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Induction always carries some risk but so does the reason why you are inducing. Induciton should not be done for convenience. It should have medical ... Read More

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