40 weeks is always only a judgement. Your baby will come when it is ready to. Some people go days/weeks overdue.
Inducing before 39 weeks is dangerous for your baby, who would be born a preemie. Don't do it.
My sister has been this way for almost a week and contracting irregularly and she is still sitting at home waiting?
You can possibly expect a c-section.
A baby is considered full term at 37 weeks, but it is up to your doctor to decide whether or not you should be induced earlier than 40 weeks, or at 39 weeks in your case. There should be a medical reason to induce the mother - just being 39 weeks pregnant is not enough! Additionally, if the mother has any complications and is 39 weeks, her doctor will go ahead and induce her. Also, if the doctor thinks that the baby is measuring large, he will also induce her before 40 weeks. Some doctors will induce their patients at 39 weeks if they are already dilated or effaced - this makes inducing a little easier on the baby and mother if the mother has already started to make progress.
usually it is about 40 weeks but sometimes it may be overdue or premature but if not usually 40 weeks
Terri Douglas is the author of 39 Weeks
It could be later today it could be 3 weeks from now. Just because you are dilated to something doen'nt mean labor is anytime soon...sorry. I have been dilated to a 3 for 2 weeks now :(
To find the number of days in 39 weeks, multiply the number of weeks by 7 days. 39 X 7 = 273 There are 273 days in 39 weeks.
dilation can take weeks i know someone who walkked around for weeks dilated to a 3
Normally they induce you if you get to 2 weeks overdue
Around 5% of babies are born overdue. This involves more then 42 weeks gestation The placenta begins to deteriorate after approximately 38 weeks. This leads to a situation where overdue baby may not be getting enough oxygen. An overdue baby may also grow too large for a normal vaginal delivery. usually when a baby is 2 weeks overdue a birth will be induced for the safety of the baby and the mother.