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A 22-year-old female asked:

What causes babies to be overdue? is there a particular reason?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Unknown : The exact trigger is unknown. It is more likely with a first pregnancy, previous overdue pregnancies or if it occurs in your family. The timing of the pregnancy ie summer delivery. Make sure your dates are accurate. If you are over 41 weeks your doctor may want to induce delivery. All the best.

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