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Doctor insights on: 40 Weeks Pregnant Should I Be Induced

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Doctors started counting my 40 weeks pregnancy aug 3rd 2014, what possible sex led up to getting pregnant? had intercourse July 31st and aug 16th 2014

Doctors started counting my 40 weeks pregnancy aug 3rd 2014, what possible sex led up to getting pregnant? had intercourse July 31st and aug 16th 2014

Counting the weeks: Conception time is estimated as 2 weeks after the "start of the pregnancy" when doctors are counting the weeks. All dates are only estimates. If a pregnancy is counted starting from August 3rd, conception is about 2 weeks later in mid-August. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am 40 weeks 8 days pregnant. Due to be induced in two days. Want to go naturally, any suggestions?have tried spicy food and long walks. Nothing work

I am 40 weeks 8 days pregnant. Due to be induced in two days. Want to go naturally, any suggestions?have tried spicy food and long walks. Nothing work

Universal mystery: Since the advent of time itself, mankind (&womankind alike) have wanted a way to initiate labor "naturally". Your induction will use a drug called Pitocin (oxytocin). However, labor contractions have been known to occur with orgasm which is harmless to the baby but enjoyable for all and who knows actual labor may result. (smile) ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant. Will ill be induced if im past 40 weeks?

39 weeks pregnant.  Will ill be induced if im past 40 weeks?

Possibly: Some doctors will wait until the 41st or 42nd week to induce. Ask yours. ...Read more

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What does cervix soft, 1cm long, closed. -2 mean at 40 weeks pregnant? Can this change and I still go into labour naturally without being induced?

What does cervix soft, 1cm long, closed. -2 mean at 40 weeks pregnant? Can this change and I still go into labour naturally without being induced?

Not quite ready: 1 cm means the cervix is only open 1 cm - has to get to 10 cm to deliver the baby. Long / closed - means the cervix has not softened up yet. -2 means the baby's head is still pretty high up in the birth canal. 40 weeks - full term! Natural labor is definitely a possibility ...Read more

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40 weeks pregnant pains down geoin ?

If u have pains at: 40 weeks please call your OB now, if you were my pt would send you to l&d to be evaluated, and none of my pts want to go past 40 weeks so i would rec to induce you as the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks. ...Read more