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A Healthy Baby is Worth the Wait!

We often hear about the worries of going “past due” on your pregnancy but do you know about the risks of elective induction?

I found myself weight the options at almost 42 weeks pregnant:

My once slender ankles have swollen so badly that I can no longer wear shoes. In the sweltering August heat, I can barely move. I’m considering moving into a hotel so I can have air conditioning. The midwives think the baby I am carrying may be 11 pounds. I want nothing more than to just have this baby already.

And then there are the casual remarks: “You’re still pregnant?” “When were you due?” “Are you carrying twins?” “They let you go this long?”

Find out whether or not I waited for spontaneous labor and how big the baby really was on The Million Moms Challenge page…

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

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