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40 weeks plus pregnancy: facing being induced?

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If you have reached 40 weeks and your due date has come and gone, your doctor will want to talk about having you induced.

Induction is when your labor is started artificially. This can be done using a membrane sweep or synthetic hormones.


If you are not comfortable with being induced ask your doctor about doing a non stress test and an ultrasound to check the placenta and the baby. If the ultrasound looks good and the non stress test looks good you can probably hold off on an induction for at least a few more days. Ask your doctor about things you can try to naturally induce your labor.

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