Your baby needs to go the full 40 weeks of pregnancy to grow and develop.While being done with pregnancy may seem tempting, especially during those last few weeks, inducing labor is associated with increased risks including prematurity, cesarean surgery, hemorrhage and infection.
Labor should only be induced for medical reasons—not for convenience or scheduling concerns. Baby will let you know when she’s ready to emerge. Until then, here are 40 reasons to go at least the full 40 weeks of pregnancy.TAP A CARD BELOW TO LEARN MORE!
Choosing Natural Birth It’s not the norm anymore, but it’s the healthiest and best way to birth your baby
Induction Decisions Unless there’s a medical reason, it’s best to wait for labor to start on its own
Avoiding Early, Elective Deliveries This hospital watchdog lets you learn where you could be at increased risk for birthing early