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By ithappenswhenithappens - / Monday 3 July 2017 04:25 / United States - Gresham
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By  chyiochan  |  26

I do understand that you have to let your work know you'll be off, but never plan a trip around a babies "Due Date"! It'll not always work as intended, even if its a week after she's due, as babies can be up to two weeks late if she wants to stay natural. Doctors have started to set an induction date a week after her 40 weeks, and that would be the week you'd visit! I hope you get to visit soon, and I hope my info helps anyone else about to plan for a trip!

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By  chyiochan  |  26

I do understand that you have to let your work know you'll be off, but never plan a trip around a babies "Due Date"! It'll not always work as intended, even if its a week after she's due, as babies can be up to two weeks late if she wants to stay natural. Doctors have started to set an induction date a week after her 40 weeks, and that would be the week you'd visit! I hope you get to visit soon, and I hope my info helps anyone else about to plan for a trip!

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  chyiochan  |  26

I wrote it as Doctors do Induction using a Pitocin drip (In the hospital), then when there's a date for that, go THAT week! OP wrote as if they tried to induce, most likely at home (Squats, exercises) to make it come naturally. There's no way you'd go into a hospital to be induced and they'd send you home if it didn't work!

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  zeffra13  |  29

Medication to induce doesn't always work, & OP's sister might have refused C-section outside of emergency. Depending on the doctor, it's possible they decided to try again the next day or some other delay. OP doesn't say how long she visited for.

By  goodread2200  |  10

After already having two babies, one which came 9 days late, for my third pregnancy my father said "these days they pretty much know when the baby will come" when trying to plan when to visit. Of course that baby decided to come two weeks early, not even my husband believed I was in labour.

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  DataWog  |  26

As an aside... while I know SMH means 'shaking my head', for some reason every time I see it my first thought is 'smell my hand'. Yeah, go ahead and downvote me. I probably deserve it for one reason or another. Either way, congrats on OP for (eventually) getting their niece/nephew.

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