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induction at 42 weeks

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spillyobeans Wed 24-Jun-15 00:34:49

Im at 41 weeks overdue and booked in to get induced at exactly 42 weeks. Just wondering if its normal to let you go completely to 42 weeks to be induced? I thought you were meant to be induced before you reached 42 weeks?

Any experiences?

stqueen Wed 24-Jun-15 00:37:09

I'm due on 1st July & have been told I'll be induced on 13th July (41 + 6) if things haven't progressed naturally by then (although I bloody hope they do!)

Not sure if this helps?

Good luck, I'm 39 weeks tomorrow & already fed up waiting!

WinterOfOurDiscountTents15 Thu 25-Jun-15 01:12:17

37-42 weeks is term, no medical need to induce before 42 weeks unless otherwise indicated.

Cloe2014 Thu 25-Jun-15 04:28:33

I'm 39 weeks same time I've got a midwife app today she will prob tell me the same thing :-(

startwig1982 Thu 25-Jun-15 05:15:28

With ds I wasn't induced until 42 weeks because I kept putting it off. He arrived at 42+1.

sugartees Thu 25-Jun-15 05:16:12

I was induced at 41+6 (well I went into hospital that evening, nothing much was done until the following day and DD was born then, bang on 42w). I think it varies by area. The longer they leave it the better chance of it all kicking off naturally smile

Alb1 Sat 27-Jun-15 19:54:45

I was induced at exactly 42 weeks, the maternity notes said they'd do it at 40+12 so I was gutted when they said they wouldn't book me in until 42 weeks anyway! I think it just differs by area. I was low risk and very low priority on the day too so don't think they saw it as a dangerous thing reaching that stage

RandomMess Sat 27-Jun-15 19:58:04

Different hospitals have different guidelines. 42 weeks is the later end of what is "usual"

HighOverTheFenceLeapsSunnyJim Sat 27-Jun-15 21:07:30

42 weeks is still "normal" gestation.

starfish12 Sun 28-Jun-15 21:08:09

In my area they induce you at term + 12 so that you deliver by term + 14 in case you have a long labour.

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