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Can i go pass my due date? im currently 42 weeks my doctor wants me to get induce but my hospital doesn't.

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Be aware: Very few Obstetricians allow their patients to stay pregnant for more than 41 weeks. The risk for complications, including fetal death are quite increased even by 42 weeks. It would appropriate for you to be receiving fetal testing at least twice each week after 41 weeks, and you should be very seriously considering delivery sooner rather than later. Good luck.

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Last updated Feb 2, 2015

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