The new gestational guidelines state that full term for a baby is now 38.5-39 weeks. Despite these guidelines, did you know that choosing your due date to suit your schedule can have a detrimental effect on your baby? In this video I explain why “full-term” should be determined by the baby in communion with the mother. There is now a rash of “late-term prematurity,” which can disrupt the crucial bonding period between mother and baby, and worse. Learn why, when it comes to labor, it’s best to let nature take her course. Watch Now!
Gestational Age: Should You Schedule Your Due Date?
by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
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