What Happens When You’re Past Your Due Date

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If you’re reaching the tail-end of your pregnancy, or are, by some chance, past your due date entirely, and there are some possible concerns about the health of your baby, it might be suggested by your doctor or medical professional that you be induced. Inducing labour involves trying to start the process of labour sooner rather than waiting for it to take its time and begin naturally. It is hardly uncommon, but obviously might be scary for an expecting mother, especially when she already has concerns about labour itself.

Now doctors might suggest inducing for a number of reasons – health issues like preeclampsia, tests indicating that your baby has some problem, and so on. One of the most common methods that a doctor uses to induce labour involves stripping the…

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