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how long after your due date

okay i was wondering how long can you go over your due date with out the doctors doing anything. This is my first child and my husband wants to be there for the birth of are child. but my due date is august 8th and my hubby leaves for basic/AIT august 18th please let me know

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Asked by Jaydensmommy127 at 11:11 AM on Jun. 30, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • 2 weeks. If you ask they might do it sooner.

    Answer by OwensMama824 at 11:12 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • with dr's, usually they won't let you go past 42 wks.
    if this is your first baby, most first time mom's don't go until 41 wks. but, remember your EDD can be off by 2wks either way.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • 2 weeks is the longest they will wait. I however was induced 4 days late because of his large size.

    Answer by MommyMeli07 at 11:14 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • okay i just wasnt sure i thought i would ask people who would know alittle more about it.. cause from my last period i am due july 27th

    Answer by Jaydensmommy127 at 11:15 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • Yep - 2 weeks is usually the max. Some doctor's don't want to go over 1 week but most will induce at 2 weeks. But in those last weeks, you and the baby are monitored a lot more closely and decisions are based on how the baby is doing, how big, and how mom is doing - not just number of days late.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:17 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • my last ob would offer it to you when u went 1 day overdue...yeah go ahead "super mommies" bash away at that...

    Answer by eSnA2008 at 11:17 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • okay thank you.. I just dont want my husband not to be there for our childs birth.

    Answer by Jaydensmommy127 at 11:24 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • My second was 9 days past due and he had scheduled to induce me on the 10th day past due. I think it varies by doctor and I had asked to wait at least one week past my due date and he agreed as long as baby was still doing OK. Congrats!

    Answer by khedy at 11:28 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

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