Saturday, August 15, 2009

"Overdue" Update (40W, 4D)

My estimated due date was August 11, 2009. The average length of gestation is 40 weeks, however, a pregnancy is considered full-term if birth falls between 37 to 42 weeks of the estimated due date. A baby is not considered "overdue" until 42 weeks. Apparently as many as half of babies will go past their due dates.

I have a non-stress test and biophysical profile scheduled for this Monday, August 17. If the results are good, the midwives will likely let me go up to 42 weeks, but if the results show that the outside world would be a more favorable environment for the baby then we will have to talk about an induction.

I know this little girl will arrive when she is healthy and fully ready.


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