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eshan 03-07-2011 03:36 PM

overdue...now what?
 
I have a question. I'm past 40 weeks and I went to my OB today expecting they would do some kind of monitoring. But they did nothing beyond the regular things they do at each appointment. No stress test, ultra sound. Does this sound typical? I thought things had to be more closely monitored after you reach 40 weeks? They scheduled me for a stress test in 4 days (the belt thing you have to wear). I'm more concerned about the placenta starting to deteriorate or the fluid levels going down. They also won't induce until 42 weeks which I'm fine with, but would feel better if I were monitored. I'm wondering if anyone has been past due? How far did you go and did your doctor do any sort of monitoring and when?


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