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    Default Is Inducing women over 40 at 37 weeks standard or even common?

    Is Inducing women over 40 at 37 weeks standard or even common?

    Reading this article made want to know if it is common.

    I turn 40 a few days after my due date. No one has talked to me about inducing this bub. I do plan on asking for a induction on or near my due date. I understand the risks for invention increase with induction but I need to have this baby soon for my own mental health.

    PS this my 6th bub and I have never asked before.


    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/ind...-1226315327326
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    I was 40 when I had DD and it was never mentioned to me. The only time induction was mentioned was when I was a bit over 41 weeks and I told my midwife that I didn't want to be induced and she was fine with that.

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    I just can't imange being induced at 37 weeks.

    Well that would only be a week away.

    I would have thought that it would increase the risk to bub at the stage rather than decrease them....

    I would love to read the actual study done by mater hospital (bris). I might have to go google.....
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    I don't think it's common practice, from what I read in the article, it was more of a suggestion in a medical journal that it may reduce cases of stillbirths in women over 40, I think a lot of ob's disaggree with the idea anyway.

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    They wanted to induce me when I was 12 days over my due date. Luckily I had him on the 8th day


 

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