Hi, I take my foster sister to the dr. on Thursday. She'll be 40 weeks, 1 day then. My mom wants the dr. to deliver the baby already. He's supposed to do an u/s & check that day, but who knows. If he's busy he probably won't. He went from seeing her every week at 36 weeks back to apparently every 2 weeks at 38 weeks. I would hate for her to keep waiting & something go wrong. Plus, I'm not sure how she's going to get to the hospital or anything like (who'll be with her, she needs someone with her) that if she doesn't have the baby this week. Anyway, anyone deliver after 40 weeks & was everything okay?
UPDATE: Let me clarify. I KNOW that 40 weeks isn't an expiration date. I'm only concerned because I've read on here multiple times where some women who went after 40 weeks had complications with their babies & some died. I know tragedies can happen anytime, but when I read their stories I often think that if they'd had their babies a little earlier they'd still be here, especially when they went in at 40 weeks and the baby was fine.