27 min

137 | Are you really overdue? The definition of post-term The Unmedicated Girlies | Empowered & Informed Birth Education with Fierce Lizzie

    • Parenting

Just like a batch of cookies has directions to bake for 10-13 minutes, your baby has a range to bake for 37-42 weeks. Yet, hospital practices have lowered the average length of gestation because they are inducing almost everyone. What are so many moms being induced? And are you really overdue after 40 weeks?

In this episode I discuss:

-The accuracy of due dates and why it should be called a guess date instead. 

-The controversy around inducing just because a mom is 40 weeks-Why women risk out of home birth at 42 weeks and can still have a low risk birth.-The reason so many women are induced.

Mentioned on the show: US birth weights drop due to rise in Cesarean births, inductionsOther episodes you’ll love:

132 | Get informed on the epidural, pros and cons of the epidural in birth

117 | If labor is more than 24 hours, 3 things to do in case labor is long

105 | Home births don’t need birth plans, hospital births need more than a birth plan

Want to work with me?

Unmedicated Academy: The signature program for moms who want to be the boss of their unmedicated birth and be educated, informed and empowered. We will chat each week and you'll be blown away by how much support is inside. Join the empowered mom club

Submit a question or testimonial for the show: Leave me a voice message

Just like a batch of cookies has directions to bake for 10-13 minutes, your baby has a range to bake for 37-42 weeks. Yet, hospital practices have lowered the average length of gestation because they are inducing almost everyone. What are so many moms being induced? And are you really overdue after 40 weeks?

In this episode I discuss:

-The accuracy of due dates and why it should be called a guess date instead. 

-The controversy around inducing just because a mom is 40 weeks-Why women risk out of home birth at 42 weeks and can still have a low risk birth.-The reason so many women are induced.

Mentioned on the show: US birth weights drop due to rise in Cesarean births, inductionsOther episodes you’ll love:

132 | Get informed on the epidural, pros and cons of the epidural in birth

117 | If labor is more than 24 hours, 3 things to do in case labor is long

105 | Home births don’t need birth plans, hospital births need more than a birth plan

Want to work with me?

Unmedicated Academy: The signature program for moms who want to be the boss of their unmedicated birth and be educated, informed and empowered. We will chat each week and you'll be blown away by how much support is inside. Join the empowered mom club

Submit a question or testimonial for the show: Leave me a voice message

27 min