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Old 05-14-2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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Yeah. I subscribe to and get these emails/articles about development/delivery etc. This morning I got this article:

And THIS just bugged the stink outta me:

Out of 143,519 pregnancies, 6.8 percent were delivered "postdate" defined as longer than 42 weeks. A "normal" pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. b

Uh. No! A normal (term) pregnancy lasts 37/38 to 42 weeks.

It's this kind of blatant misinformation that makes women feel like they must induce. I mean, they say it correctly and then CHANGE it. Blech.


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Old 05-14-2008, 08:54 AM   #2
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Yep, pisses me off.
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