Hi, I was due May 17 and am now about 40 weeks 4 days pregnant.
I have been excited and committed to a natural birth but the practice doesn't want to go beyond 42 weeks.
My pregnancy has been totally normal and very healthy (had a stress test today and baby was totally fine,) but my midwives are concerned about the general risks associated with post-term pregnancy - placenta deterioration and meconium aspiration.
My midwife wants to schedule an induction at the very start of the 42 week mark which would be May 31st.
My mother went ten days late with my sister and I so I always figured I would go a bit late and the first day of the 42nd week seems a little aggressive to me.
I take the risk factors seriously and won't let the pregnancy go on indefinitely but curious to know what your cut off would be and why. Would you have it on the 31st or would you go longer (till when) and why?
Thanks for your perspective.