Plenty Of Moms-To-Be Go Past Their Due Date

It’s true, many moms-to-be go past their due date—actually only about 5% actually deliver on their due date. Remember labor can start at any time for you now so be sure to call your healthcare provider if you have a constant leak (indicating your water has broken), and/or if you are having frequent or painful contractions that don’t stop. You will also want to be sure to call your healthcare provider if you have any out-of-the ordinary 41 weeks pregnant symptoms—such as bleeding or abdominal pain.

Continue to rest up this week for labor and delivery (which should be happening very soon). Take some long and enjoyable walks outdoors as well. They will make the waiting to finally meet your little one just a little easier. How about snacking on some dates too? That’s correct—recent studies say eating dates late in your pregnancy can help you have higher cervical dilation, intact membranes, and more spontaneous labors. News like this has to be of interest to any mom-to-be at 41 weeks!