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Going past the due date means baby is less active or any other probkem?What trigers the labor?What could be reasons for pasr due?

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Dr. William Jurewitz
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Due date

First you must realize that your given due date is only a guess.
If your cycles were regular, or if you had a very early scan, your due date might be off by 3-4 days. Most baby's deliver between 39-41 weeks. If you go beyond 41 weeks the baby's health needs to monitored closely. Going beyond 42 weeks is not advisable. We don't know what the actual trigger for labor is yet.

In brief: Due date

First you must realize that your given due date is only a guess.
If your cycles were regular, or if you had a very early scan, your due date might be off by 3-4 days. Most baby's deliver between 39-41 weeks. If you go beyond 41 weeks the baby's health needs to monitored closely. Going beyond 42 weeks is not advisable. We don't know what the actual trigger for labor is yet.
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