post-term pregnany
shybaby88 posted:
have a friend who is going on 2 months overdue. me and a few other friends are wondering if this is possible or safe? we have been wondering if she is even pregnant, as I know that when I hit over due I was at the doctors almost every three days til C-section was scheduled. also some sign aren't present that should be regardless of how small she is. (i.e. all 3 of my pregnancies I was small almost couldn't tell I was pregnant but still had certain signs, ya know?!) she states that she's going all natural and the ob is saying she can go as long as it takes til he comes out on his own regardless. is this true?

skeptical friend.
An_256707 responded:
I never heard of any Doctor letting a woman go past 42 weeks, its just too risky. The placenta isn't made to last much longer than that. I don't know for sure though.
tlkittycat1968 responded:
Yeah, I would be skeptical too. Like the PP said, the placenta begins to degrade after a certain time and I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be functional after 44 weeks much less 48 weeks.
atti_editor responded:
Hi shybaby88,

I agree with the previous posters -- delivering more than two weeks past your due date can come with serious risks. This article has more information on the subject.

Best wishes,