Hypnobabies believes it is best to let babies decide their birthdates. Here is some great information on why it is important to give babies all the time they need to gestate! In recent years, some women have been electing to have their babies born early for non-medical reasons such as convenience or the fear of a big baby. This worrying trend leads to a plethora of increased risks of health problems for the baby.
Please note that some women may be advised to have their baby before term due to health complications, for example preeclampsia, this article is not aimed at those women. This article is for women and their partners considering scheduling the birth for theirs or their doctors convenience.
If your midwife or doctor recommends having your baby before 39 weeks, question whether there is a problem with yours or baby’s health that would make this necessary, and find out if you could wait until you are as close to 39 weeks as possible.
So, before you decide to induce (without genuine medical necessity), here’s 40 reasons to give your baby 40 weeks!