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Week 41 starts on day 287 and goes up to day 294.
It is your 42e pregnancy week.

Length of your baby: 51 centimeter / 20.1 inches
Weight of your baby: 3500 gram / 7 lbs 11 ozs

If your obstetrician suggests or advises inducing labour, there are several possible ways of doing this:
  1. Artificial rupture of membranes (AROM) - rupturing of the membranes to enable the amniotic fluid to escape. This will usually stimulate contractions. This process is also called amniotomy.
  2. Inserting hormones into the vagina. The hormones will spread to the womb and induce labour.
  3. Giving you oxytocin, which ensures the hormone is absorbed directly into your bloodstream to stimulate contractions.


When contractions are induced they can sometimes be quite intensive and recur very quickly, which might make it more difficult for you.

A baby born more than a week later than the scheduled due date often has a dry, flaky skin. This is because much of the vernix, the waxy film covering the skin, has been absorbed.



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11 comments on this topic

sayoddy (508.5 days ago)
Gave birth to a baby boy at 40weeks 6days. Thank You Jesus


dollhex (724.2 days ago)
Born one day after due date :) Thank the Lord its over and we both made it.


CarolynB (821.3 days ago)
41 weeks and one day....still nothing, not even a Braxton hicks....being induced tomorrow eeek....wishing i would go into labour today and go naturally but either way I get to meet my little man :)


kayrelle (880.8 days ago)
Im going to be induced in less than 6 hours. Im currently 40 wks and 2 days. Im so looking forward to meeting my little princess.




gingergirl86 (882.6 days ago)
I had my little girl exactly 1week late. But she is perfect.


brianaworden (1011.5 days ago)
okay so their saying my expected due date is November the 13th but i dont know how cause my last period was on January the 27th i was 6 weeks and 2-4 days pregnant on march 30th so can someone please explain to me how they are getting my due date as November the 13th


calistar (1039.8 days ago)
Welcome to my son at 41 weeks


dontblink178 (1273.1 days ago)
Our birth story :-)... On February 19th I called hospital at 5:05 to make sure no emergencies came in as I was instructed to do. Was given the all clear to come in at 7:30 to be induced. After getting everything ready for my son to be watched for day, myself ready, and my mom who was attending this glorious event we left. We were both nervous and excited that it was finally happening... We got 15 minutes away from hospital and they called saying 4 women came in that I no longer had a room... possibly couldn`t get one till Friday 2/21 Anger/frustration/irritable/ridiculous/seriously? all words not even near explaining the emotions I was feeling. I was told if not called by 3 to call yet again in morning to see if there was a room on 2/20. Although I had all those feelings running through me, I was grateful because once I got home my son woke up sick and did not leave mommy`s lap all day! At about 10 pm I started feeling cramps but this happened for weeks so didn`t think anything of it and went to bed. Called hospital at 5:30 and again was told to come in but this time at 7:15 am on 2/20. Still had a little cramping but I drove because my mom hates snow. I noticed a tinge to my discharge that morning and mom said we will just let them know when we get there. We didn`t get excited this time though due to what happened day before. On drive over I was cramping quite a bit and coughed and thought I felt a pop in upper part of stomach after which a cramp got worse. In parking garage getting out of car I felt a gush of liquid between legs and said I think my water might have broke. Sure enough it had!!! Waiting for midwife to get there and contractions started getting worse. At 9:45 he checked me and said 3ish cm we will start pitocin. I said I would rather wait and see if labor progresses on it`s own. He said I had till noon to show signs. I hoped in shower and got out and said epidural now because contractions were horrible and I did not want to wait and end up at 9 and half like I did with my son. By 11 I had my epidural and felt great got checked by nurse and she said I felt like I was a 5 but needed my water broke on bottom it had broke on top. That Ray my midwife would be in after his lunch to do it. At about 12:30 he came in broke my water and said your 8 cm. At 1pm he checked again and it was time!!!!! At 1:26pm my beautiful girl arrived weighing in at 8 lbs 11.7 oz and 20 inches long. 41 weeks and 1 day over due. She waited till absolutely last sec to decide to do it all on her own and then sped thing up! That`s our story my lil Emma Leanne <3


dontblink178 (1276.3 days ago)
41 weeks today... going to be induced in a few hours though as long as there are no emergencies. Now I have to try and get a few hours of sleep...


pinkjess (1365.7 days ago)


chandra (1378.1 days ago)
My lil Brighton is finally here...he is 2 wks today and I am soooo overjoyed with his company! Even tho he was 5 days late I am grateful that he is healthy n beautiful. ......


chandra (1378.1 days ago)
My lil Brighton is finally here...he is 2 wks today and I am soooo overjoyed with his company! Even tho he was 5 days late I am grateful that he is healthy n beautiful. ......


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