As the due date approaches every pregnant woman wants to know WHEN she can expect the big event. We want to have everything as perfect as possible; all the feathers lining the nest. In reality, it's only a few weeks of waiting, but to a pregnant mama it seems never ending. It is important to remember, however, that the due date is only an average, and an inaccurate one at that. Learn a little more about how due dates are calculated before even considering induction, natural or otherwise. You may feel ready to finally hold your baby, but a few more days to develop could help him in the long run.
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