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Child birth beyond 42 weeks of pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am currently 42 weeks pregnant and my doctor isn't inducing me until Monday... is this safe?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   Did you get my question?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   i am here
User :   ok
User :   sorry
Doctor :   No problem
Doctor :   so have you had any problems during the pregnancy ?
User :   Early on but not recently... My doctor says everything measures for me to be only 40 weeks pregnant but I know when I conceived because it was the last time I had sex
Doctor :   well let me answer your query first
User :   ok
Doctor :   so dont worry
Doctor :   babies are born between 38 to 42 weeks
Doctor :   so you are in normal zone with no complications
User :   I was just concerned because the date of conception would put me at 42 weeks
User :   and I've read that going over 42 weeks is sometimes dangerous
Doctor :   no don't worry your baby is well monitored and we see the date thru ultrasound and the corresponding size . so you don't have anything to worry about
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   22
Doctor :   is this your first child?
User :   yes
Doctor :   i can understand the anxiety
Doctor :   don't worry 42 is also ok as per your own calender. as long as the baby is doing fine
Doctor :   you are almost there now
User :   she's still small so I guess thats why they're not rushing it
Doctor :   yes thats the main reason ... we want the baby to grow inside the mothers womb
Doctor :   that is the safest place
User :   She's right at 6 pounds...
Doctor :   as a first time mother . such anxiety is normal
User :   a little over
Doctor :   she is doing alright
Doctor :   normal weight
User :   Thank you. I was just concerned that leaving her in there too long was dangerous
Doctor :   no she will be fine...don't worry ... don't get stressed out... everything will be fine
Doctor :   you will have a beautiful girl
User :   Thank you.
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   One last quick question.. is there a chance conception may have occured a few days later than I thought?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   there is no way you can tell by assuming when you had sex
Doctor :   thats not a correct way
User :   ok... I just thought it had to occur within a couple of days after
Doctor :   well dont worry your baby is doing fine now
Doctor :   and thats what matters the most
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