41 Weeks Pregnant
You might not have envisioned yourself ever being 41 weeks pregnant, but rest assured that plenty of moms-to-be go past their due date. Your OB may start to discuss the option of having a labor induction at this point, since babies that go too far past their due date may be at higher risk for problems. Make sure you ask the doc plenty of questions about what’s involved and what the risks are. And know that getting induced does have some positives (like not having to rush to the hospital while in labor!). At week 41, your doctor may also order a nonstress test, to be sure baby’s still doing okay in there. This will probably help both of you make a decision whether or not to induce.