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hello i need to know if im 40 weeks pregnant can i be induced without any problems i dont have a obgyn but a family doctor and she is not listening to?

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Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Pregnancy: The baby should remain in the uterus unless it is dangerous (infection, fever, distress), usually up to 42 weeks. At 40 weeks it has been a very long time being pregnant and impatience is common. My advice is not to take the baby out before it's done incubating.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
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There are individuals who have induction or planned c/s to choose their baby's birthday. This is a personal choice between a mother and her obstetrician, having some control over the timing of the birth.
Oct 19, 2017
Dr. Alphonse Ekole
27 years experience Family Medicine
No: Most pregnant go into spontaneous labor when the body and baby are ready. Most such labors end up in normal vaginal delivery. There has to be an indication to force a baby out. This can be maternal or fetal. although an induction can be done after 40weeks with pregnancy with an indication of overdue. Technically it should be at 42 weeks.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask for OB GYN MD: It is time to ask your Family Practice MD for a OB GYN MD Consultation regarding your pregnancy. At 40 weeks, most OB GYN MD's will not accept a new patient for continuing OB care without it being a Consultation from another MD, or you were seen initially in labor or delivery in a hospital facility. Your concerns about induction needs to be addressed and not ignored nor any other OB question.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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