Your baby needs a 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. Baby will let you know when they’re ready to emerge. Until then, here are 40 reasons to go the full 40 weeks of pregnancy.


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