Thread: 41 1/2 weeks
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:40 AM   #4
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Re: 41 1/2 weeks

My doctor told me he would intervene if the baby was a week overdue. Most people I talk to say they would have had to wait 2 weeks if the baby didn't come on it's own. I'm in the US.

I know they don't want to wait too long because the placenta gets old & not effective at sustaining the baby after some point. Not sure exactly what that point is...but sounds like 2 weeks is standard from everything I've read & heard.

Have you asked your doctor what the game plan is for getting the baby out? What does he/she say?