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What happens if my baby is late

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After 42 weeks, though, the once-ideal environment in your uterus may become less hospitable. The placenta may become less equipped to supply nutrients and oxygen, and your body's production of amniotic fluid may drop off.

To prevent this, many obstetricians induce labor when it's certain that a pregnancy is past 41 weeks and the cervix is ready – or sooner if there are complications.


If you baby is past 40 weeks and you have having no signs of labor your healthcare provider might recommend induction. There are a variety of way to induce your labor and your doctor will evaluate you and determine which way will work best for you.

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What happens if my baby is late
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