I see a lot of moms on this web site who are concerned about their baby being overdue...and wanting to go into labor but no progress. A lot of moms will tell her the baby will come when he/she is ready. While that is good advice and no pregnancy on record has ever passed 44 weeks ( most births are induced by the 42nd week ), there are still risks associated with having a post-term baby just like there are risks associated with having a premature baby.
It's important to be induced if you are a few days-a week or so past your due date, depending on your baby's progress.
First off, studies show that 70% of "overdue" babies are not overdue at all. The due date or LMP was entirely miscalculated, and this is true of a lot of moms who have irregular menstrual cycles. Real post-term babies face risks of C-sections due to the baby being too large to pass through the pelvis, and thin, cracked skin.
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