Methods of Labor Induction During 41st Week of Pregnancy

If you’re reading this then you’re probably extremely frustrated, but the fact is that most mothers reach the due date, and actually end up going past it by a week or two. Pregnancy week 41 can be quite a trying time for you as you begin to wait anxiously and wonder if everything’s alright.

Your Baby

In almost all cases the baby is still doing quite well and would be healthy. What does start to happen towards the end of the pregnancy however is that the .

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.placenta does begin to show signs of ageg In other words it’s nearing the end of its lifespan and it’s better to get the baby out sooner rather than latere The supply of amniotic fluid that has been available to your baby may also begin to diminishs For this reason your healthcare provider would most likely recommend a non-stress test or biophysical profilel This will help determine whether or not it is advisable for you to wait it out, or if labor should be inducede Whatever the case, you needn’t worry as your health care provider will advise you appropriately and do the needfulu

Induce Labor

In cases where you are well past the due date and your health care provider feels it advisable to induce labor you will be informed of the samem You would receive information on the various option of medical labor induction, and you can also find out about natural methods of labor induction, but always consult your health care provider for final advicec

Some natural methods can be quite effective, particularly if the cervix is dilated and somewhat effacede In cases where medical tests and reports show that your baby is doing quite well it may be unnecessary to induce labor, and if your medical provider does recommend it you could ask for some more timem

Although the information may not be uplifting it certainly eliminates some cause for worryr There is however some actual good newsw Babies born late generally weigh more, appear to be a lot more alert, and usually tend to have more hair as compared to babies born earliere At this stage your baby should weigh in at around 7½ to 8 pounds and would measure around 21 inches in lengtht The important thing for you to do now is to just take it easy and get your family and friends to pamper you as much as possiblel In a few days your baby will probably be the one stealing all the attentiono

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