The closer you get to the full-term, 37 weeks of pregnancy, the more excitement there is about when the baby will be born. Your doctor feels the same way, but they’re working against a deadline: if you go past 41 weeks of pregnancy, most doctors will recommend inducing.
If your doctor is considering inducing labor, talk with them about your Bishop’s Score. This score aggregates different measures of labor progress, and can tell you how close (or far) you are from going into labor spontaneously, as well as how likely it is that an induction will be successful.
Learn about what goes into a Bishops Score and why it’s so important by listening to my latest podcast:
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Samantha Attard, PhD, is the founder of Happy Healthy Human. Sam is a performance coach and yoga instructor who helps people eat, move, and live with intention. Learn more here.