From 37 weeks, your baby is ready to be born at any time. Most women go into spontaneous labour at some point between now at 41-42 weeks. But in the UK, one in five women are induced. You might be induced because you’re between 41 and 42 weeks pregnant or if you or baby are having some kind of difficulty. Induction can include procedures such as a membrane sweep, vaginal pessary to soften your cervix, or a hormone drip to help initiate labour.
This final part can feel like it’s going on FOREVER. But in the next few weeks, try to reframe your due date as a guideline, not a deadline. And tell your friends and family that too! As much as you can, trust that your lovely little one will be born when they’re ready. 🥰