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!
Don’t Deliver Before 39 Weeks Experts warn against elective inductions
Avoiding Early, Elective Deliveries This hospital watchdog lets you learn where you could be at increased risk for birthing early
Tips On How To Achieve The Healthiest Pregnancy Talk to your healthcare provider to find out how to get the healthiest pregnancy possible