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Is it possible to be pregnant for 44wks?

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sissy0604

Asked by sissy0604 at 9:43 PM on May. 10, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • yes
    MrsMWF

    Answer by MrsMWF at 9:43 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • Yes, it's possible... not likely, though. It's usually a miscalculation on the due date.
    CeeCee333

    Answer by CeeCee333 at 9:44 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • My mother was pregnant with one of my brothers a whole month after her due date. He was supposed to be born in September, but ended up being born in October...no miscalculation either
    monstersmommy20

    Answer by monstersmommy20 at 9:48 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • in the olden days, they used to let that happen. but not these days.
    otoole

    Answer by otoole at 9:52 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • Yes, but doctors won't usually let you go past 42 wks.
    cece5000

    Answer by cece5000 at 10:00 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • yes but not likely that you will find a dr that will let you go over 43. As cece said most draw the line at 42 but that also depends on the mothers age or if they are high risk.
    Princess_s21

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 10:10 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • Yes its possible , some babies come very late especially if you don't go to the doctor to get induced if you're late
    toybar02

    Answer by toybar02 at 10:14 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • My grandmother gestated one of my uncles a full moth past his due date, and the due date had not been miscalculated. She knew when she'd conceived. But as has been said by PPs, these days if you are being seen by an OBGyn or other medical professional, most will strongly urge you to not wait that long. Still, I did have a friend who went three weeks past just a few years ago.
    AmourSpork

    Answer by AmourSpork at 10:18 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • i wont go past 42 weeks. post term babies run a higher risk of swallowing meconium (black poop) and at some point the placenta starts to deteriorate (oxygen and blood flow can become reduced). also the baby can get quite large increasing your chances of longer/harder labor, baby having a hard time fitting through the pelvis, fetal distress. please remember, all these are rare, but possible
    babymama0000

    Answer by babymama0000 at 11:23 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • it is but most wont allow you to go that far into pregnancy due to risks.
    annie176

    Answer by annie176 at 3:17 AM on May. 11, 2011

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