41st to 42nd week of pregnancy

It feels as if your pregnancy will never end, and you want to jump down the throat of anyone who asks you about it. But remember that approx. 10 percent of all pregnancies last up to two weeks after this date, in most cases due to incorrect calculation.


Your gynaecologist will make tests at frequent intervals to see if the placenta is still working sufficiently to provide the child with nutrients and oxygen. If there is the slightest risk, the birth will be induced. After 41.5 weeks, at the latest, your gynaecologist will induce labour in order to avoid a prolonged gestation.


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