Full 40

Q. I'm hearing about the "full 40" during my pregnancy - what does that mean?

No one likes to be rushed… not even your unborn baby. The length of pregnancy is often thought of as ten months. The medical community refers to pregnancy length in weeks…40 weeks. Let’s face it… as pregnancy nears the end, physical discomfort often increases! The anticipation of meeting your new little “he” or “she” can be exciting and overwhelming. While getting the pregnancy overwith sounds wonderful, research shows, “going the full 40” is preferable for your baby. Inducing labor should be reserved for medical reasons as determined by your doctor.

Manager of The Women's Pavilion