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Bleeding at term is not a good sign and prompt examination
is needed. You should immediately meet your obstetrician for
examination and at least an ultrasound
to rule out placenta
praevia or other causes of bleeding in pregnancy
If its just a bloody show you have had, that would be a good thing as if its
not, then an emergency c section would be required.
At 40 weeks and without onset of labor, an induction is indicated but that has
to be after thorough examination with pelvic assessement and estimation of
foetal size. If the foetal size is estimated to be above 3500grams the doctor
might decide on a c section and if the foetal size is estimated to be greater
than 4000grams, a c section would be done immediately since you previously
As for the induction, the level of ripening ( dilatation, consistency, position, and
effacement) of your cervix
and level of descend of the fetus will enable the
doctor to decide whether to induce or rather augment your labor.
Hope this helps you.