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Week Forty Two: probably induce labor
|You are actually not technically considered overdue until you are two weeks late. In the meantime, your baby is settling further into the pelvis and getting in position for when labor finally begins. Continue doing all that you need to do to stay comfortable. Continue exercising, sleeping, and drinking lots of water. Try to relax until your contractions start.|
If you have not yet given birth, your doctor may advise some tests to check on your baby's well being. He or she may also discuss inducing labour. In all likelihood if you have not delivered by now, your doctor will probably induce labor this week.
If your labour is induced, there are a number of ways this can be done:
Natural ways to stimulate labour.
Speak to your midwife before trying these natural techniques for bringing on labour:
Speak to your doctor or midwife before trying these natural techniques for bringing on labour.
This is one that every pregnant woman can do.
A version of Murphy's Law - if you are not prepared it will happen.
Your baby will be born when it is ready.
Take this time to rest and prepare.
If at any time you are concerned about your baby's welfare, or feel that something may be wrong, no matter how vague the feeling is, call and talk to your care provider.
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