Oregon Hospitals to Ban Elective Inductions Before 39 Weeks

On Sept. 1, Oregon will become the latest state where some hospitals are refusing to do elective, non-medically necessary inductions and cesarean sections before 39 weeks of pregnancy. The goal is to give babies more time for important development and to reduce costly complications after birth.

 

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I think that is a GREAT IDEA!! I AM LOVING IT=))
Good to hear this, but am I missing something...why did this article claim that full term is 37-41 weeks? What happened to 42 weeks? I guess anything past 41 weeks is considered "overdue" to the doctor that was interviewed?

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