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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Bass
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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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Delivery > 41 wks: Pregnancy longer than 42 weeks is called post-term . This means that delivery is past the due date.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
From the baby side,: Usually no special pediatric care is needed.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Evans
Neonatology 18 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 31 years experience
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).
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
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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