First of all, don’t panic! Many women go past the expected 40-week mark but end up giving birth in a week or two. Your due date is simply a general guideline as to when you might be ready for childbirth. It is not, however, set in stone. Babies tend
to arrive around one week earlier or later than this date, so being a few days past it should be no problem.
While you are, of course, considering the risks of having a post-term baby, do keep in mind that there’s still a big chance that you will not need induction nor a C-section. It’s something you may have to consider, as we’ll discuss later, but it’s hardly the only outcome!