I’m 40 weeks tomorrow, and I’ve been told that when you give birth at 40+ weeks, you have a higher risk of needing to have a c section. I was wondering how true this is and what other people’s experiences were?
Never once heard that. Heard your chances of one are higher if induced before 40 weeks though.
I’m gonna go with no because a due date isn’t always accurate
Never heard that. I was 40+1 and had a vaginal birth, no complications.
Never heard this before. It doesn’t matter how long you go 38,40,42 weeks it depends on your body mostly.
Not always the case. 3 of mine were 5 days to 7 days over. 1 was on time all of them were normal delivery
1 was 10 days early. She was a csection
It’s not true. It’s higher chances of medical intervention (c-section, forceps, vacuum, etc) if you’re induced, but that is at any point in pregnancy. Not just over 40weeks. I have 7 kids, births ranging from 35 weeks to 42 weeks, both induced and natural.
Natural birth at 43 weeks… 2 csections at 39 weeks
C-sections are for medical emergencies or requirements… It is normal to deliver full term naturally.
I’ve never heard that before. My 5th child was just born in May at 40 weeks and I didn’t need a c section.
I haven’t heard of that, all 3 of my pregnancies, I went about a week or two over the 40 week mark and never had a risk of c-section
All three of mine were well overdue. No c section
No it is not true. Pregnancies are meant to go 40 weeks and c-sections are usually reserved for medical necessity such as an emergency or complication. Induction at any point in a pregnancy does raise the likelihood of a cesarean though (being 40 weeks doesn’t matter).
Personally, my son was born all naturally at 41 weeks and 2 days with no complications.
I was 42 weeks got induced and had to have csection
I gave birth to both my babies at 41 almost 42 weeks and not once was c section even mentioned
Yes. That the current info from ACOG. Stillborn chances also rise.
Never heard of that but I was 39 weeks and i had a csection
All my babies have been over 41 weeks. Remember it’s called an ESTIMATED due date, not an actual due date.
I was 41w3d when my 1st decided to make her appearance. I was induced but had her vaginally.
No. My mother was 42 weeks with me and had me naturally.