I second raybird. I was due the 18th and delivered on the 5th of the next month plus even at that time I was induced, 18 days late and had a very hard time afterwards. But my baby grew as long as he could to be as healthy as he could. My emergency section and uterine infection afterwards too all was worth it to have my baby.
My advice though is if you are one hundred percent sure of when you conceived, I was because of things that happened shortly before that, for you to ask doctor when you several days past due - if it happens - is to find out how long past due he considers safe. 18 days past due was just too much for me that's what made me so sick. A doctor can actually do ultrasound tests and bloodwork to that determines both baby's wellbeing and baby's age.
Baby's coming there's no doubt about that mommy. Too late to back out now. How about recording for baby your words of memory of different things as a Birth Gift?
at 9:26 PM on Oct. 14, 2009