No Signs Of Giving Birth Yet?
doctor…rnHow are you doing? My doctor predicted my birth on January 16, but now it’s past that date, I don’t have any signs at all…
Hi Mr. Lisa,
Estimated day of birth (HPL) can be calculated based on HPHT (first day of last menstruation) or based on ultrasound if the HPHT is not clear. The calculation of the due date based on HPHT illustrates that the pregnancy is 40 weeks old. At that gestational age or even less (37-40 weeks), generally pregnant women will feel contractions for labor. In some cases, you can find pregnancies that cross the boundaries of the HPL itself. Pregnancy is considered overdue (serotinus/postterm) if the gestational age is above 42 weeks. Even so, labor will generally be stimulated to occur before 42 weeks of age to avoid disturbing the well-being of the fetus itself.
When the signs of giving birth have not occurred at the HPL limit (40 weeks), it would be better for you to consult an obstetrician directly. The doctor will certainly do an evaluation first, especially an evaluation of the condition/well-being of the fetus in the womb. If the well-being of the fetus is compromised, delivery will be recommended as soon as possible, either stimulated by drugs (induction) or by caesarean section. In several other cases where the well-being of the fetus is still good, doctors are also usually not in a hurry to recommend induction, but still monitor and try to ensure that the baby is born before 42 weeks, even before 41 weeks. For this reason, at this time you should see your doctor and consult to get an appropriate evaluation and decision regarding your pregnancy which is certain so that it does not cause complications or complications to your fetus.
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Hopefully useful, thank you