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Old 10-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #14
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Re: Going pat 41 weeks...really dangerous?

Originally Posted by apurkeyp View Post
I would get induced.

The rate of stillbirth increases after 38 weeks and significantly after 41.

She sounds like she is really looking out for you and your baby while still trying to accommodate your desires.

Good luck!
38 weeks? I'm not saying you aren't correct, but no one in their right mind would consider an induction at 38 weeks simply based on the fact that the rate of stillbirth increases at that point. I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the rate of stillbirth might go up at 38 weeks because the rate of deliveries start going up then. Rates rising significantly after week 41 is an entirely different issue.
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