(Closed) Let's talk about going past your due date…

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

agreed with PPS. no big deal, USA is just obsessed with delivering babies as fast as possible.

Post # 18
1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@KCKnd2:  <—- this is a smart lady.

Also what’s with all the “letting”? ie. “my doctor will *let* me…”.  I fully understand trusting your health care professional’s opinion and taking their recomendations (once you’ve vetted them of course), but ladies…..it’s YOUR CHOICE.  The decision is yours to make, it shouldn’t be a case of being “allowed”. It’s a philosophical distinction to be sure, but a very very important one.

Post # 20
557 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@cdncinnamongirl:  +1000. If I ever felt like I needed my doctor’s permission to go past my due date, I would be switching care providers. They can’t *let* or not let a woman go overdue, because it isn’t their right to decide.

Post # 24
3454 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am roughly 1000% certain I’m going to go beyond 40w, and I’m pretty well at peace with that. My body is tolerating pregnancy SO well — I’m over 37 weeks now and barely even uncomfortable at all. My doc said she’d be willing to start doing membrane sweeps at my appointment this friday, but I don’t even want to start doing anything like that until I reach my due date (in my case, I’m REALLY certain my due date is accurate, which helps!!). Then I’ll start in with the spicy food and castor oil and all that good stuff. But yeah, totally agree that going past your due date is no big deal, at least if your body and baby don’t seem to have a problem with it! I just hope I don’t ruin my niece’s first birthday party on October 13 … I better be either still pregnant or a new mom, not actually at the hospital giving birth!

Post # 26
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

Early baby brain caused me to send out cards telling everyone this little guy is due December 2014! Oops! 
My hospital WON’T intervene until 10 days past EDD unless there is a risk to mother and/or baby. I like that. After 10 days I believe it’s up to Mum if she wants to be induced but they won’t let us go over 2 weeks. So the LATEST I can have this little guy is the 24th of December, but being a public hospital I think they’ll be pushing me to go with the 10 days to ease the Christmas work load. 

@mtnhoney:  Good luck!

Post # 27
29 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am currently only almost 9weeks along, but I already know that I do not want to be induced. I told my husband that even if my Dr. says that she won’t “let” me go past a certain date, that doesn’t mean that they are going to come and drag me to the hospital and induce me. Lol. I still have a choice! 

Post # 28
2343 posts
Buzzing bee

@Mrs. Doily:  maybe you could have the first baby born on New Years and win some money lol

Post # 29
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@mtnhoney:  I had to come back to this post as I am now 40+2 and feeling pretty defeated. I love that my friends and family are thinking about our family, but it definitely makes me feel like I am not performing quickly enough, or like I am doing something wrong. Only baby knows when baby is ready, right? I totally love the idea of a 42 week expiration date, or like in France where the due date is at 41 weeks. 

Post # 31
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@mtnhoney: I gave birth at 42 weeks! It was SO annoying when I got to 40 weeks and everyone started asking where baby was and calling it late. I refused to have an induction and I’m glad I did as baby came when it was ready. 40 weeks is just the average pregnancy and a normal length is anywhere from 37 – 42 weeks I think. But seriously – tell everyone to mind their own business, relax, and let baby come when he or she wants to xx 

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