Passing the approximate date of birth has a different meaning for each person. Some feel calm, confident that the baby will be born at the right time. Others waited with great anxiety. Midwives and doctors also have different views, opinions and even contradictory regarding the induction process.
Currently 42 weeks pregnant, medical personnel will repeatedly check the baby's estimated due date. This is done by comparing the LMP (Last Menstrual First Day) with the results of the ultrasound. You may have an examination in the condition of the cervix can be monitored properly. If the baby's head has been 'locked' and pressing the cervix means cervical thinning and will soon begin opening there. Midwife or doctor will probably try to stretch and pull the membrane in the cervical area of the baby's head. It will help the release of prostaglandins, chemicals that play an important role in triggering contraction, of the cervix.
It is important to monitor your condition while 42 weeks pregnant. CTG and biophysical profile examination routine physician often suggested. Performance of the placenta is no longer as effective as before so monitoring is necessary.