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How long can you go overdue? Reece + 1 = complete 1 child; Ohio 375 posts
18th Jun '10

How long are you ladies allowed to go overdue or how long did you go overdue before being induced? I found out today they will let me go 2 and a half weeks overdue. I'm due tomorrow but they said if he doesn't come they won't induce until JULY 5TH! I would be 42 weeks 2 days. Aren't there risks with going overdue that far or is this normal practice some places?

TIA

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60983 posts
18th Jun '10

I think going 42 weeks is perfectly safe. Chances are, that will just allow your body to go into labor when it's ready.

I've already told my doctor there's no way (outside of medical need) I will be induced before 42 weeks.

blahblahblahx4 4 kids; Arizona 10455 posts
18th Jun '10
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~Proud Mommy to 2 boys~ TTC since Jun 2011; 66 kids; Palm Coast, Florida 5861 posts
18th Jun '10

Most doctors will not let you go longer then 2 weeks overdue. The doctor I had with my son wont let you go over a week and half overdue.

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
18th Jun '10
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Can't wait to meet baby A Due September 12 (girl); Florida 80 posts
18th Jun '10

My doctor said he wouldn't want to go over 41 weeks because they run out of room in the placenta. Mine won't induce before 39 weeks either without medical neccessity. He said it can become a medical neccessity after 41 weeks.

Reece + 1 = complete 1 child; Ohio 375 posts
18th Jun '10

I thought 2 weeks was the most too but I guess not. My doctor said some women go up to 3:shock:

Love my boys! 2 kids; Florida 1914 posts
18th Jun '10

I think in most places its 2 weeks although I dont agree with it at all personally.

~Proud Mommy to 2 boys~ TTC since Jun 2011; 66 kids; Palm Coast, Florida 5861 posts
18th Jun '10
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Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
18th Jun '10

now these days its 2 weeks...as long as your fluid levels etc are ok.

my mom was 16 days overdue with me, she said they were going to make her wait til day 21

SarahBallin☮ 1 child; Montana 1793 posts
18th Jun '10

I went a week and a half overdue, I got induced because of high blood pressure, and I'm glad I did because Kyndall had her first bowel movement in utero and she luckily didn't swallow any before I had her.

Reece + 1 = complete 1 child; Ohio 375 posts
18th Jun '10

Oh no... so over two weeks is not a good idea. Maybe I can get them to change it.

Beccabaybay 1 child; Washington 880 posts
18th Jun '10

Well. Do you know how accurate your DD is?

Reece + 1 = complete 1 child; Ohio 375 posts
18th Jun '10

They said pretty accurate he has never measured behind or ahead and neither has my belly.

Jimmy&Izzysmommy 18 kids; Denver, Colorado 4626 posts
18th Jun '10

My doctor will let me go up to 42 weeks. Talk of induction on Monday :( for next week some time.