Today you’re going to learn all about your due date. It’s more than just giving you an idea of when your baby is going to be born - really all decisions during pregnancy revolve around it so it’s crucial that we get it right.
It’s important to understand that a due date is an estimate - only 4 percent of women actually deliver on their due date. There are different methods used to determine it, each with varying degrees of accuracy. I actually wish we’d stop giving a specific date and instead offer a range of dates that we expect you’ll deliver. But even with imperfect estimations, it’s vital that you get the most accurate date possible to help determine when certain tests should be conducted or to inform the decision of whether or not to induce labor. This episode has so much great information to help you feel confident as you get closer to your due date!
In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:
- Why is an accurate due date crucial
- How important it is to understand that it’s an estimate
- How is a due date estimated
- What is a suboptimally dated pregnancy and how best to handle it
- What happens when you go past your due date
- What does late term or post term pregnancy mean and who is at a higher risk
- What are your options if you go past your due date
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