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Jennifer Kennedy
Jennifer Kennedy

Both of my boys were 40+ wks and they were just lovely and healthy (although they'd complain about using the word "lovely" about them now - 17 and 11!) 40 weeks "in the oven" is the recipe for a healthy baby!

Carla Bristol
Carla Bristol

42+3 was my perfect bake time :) The last weeks can be exhausting but I preferred swollen ankles to forceps ;).

Deb Cox
Deb Cox

I went 41wks 1d and had a perfect home birth! Would do it all over again.

Mary Storie Dean
Mary Storie Dean

My daughter was born at 40 weeks, 6 days... 17 very fast years ago.

Stella Irene Greenhalgh

Amazing that we need to sign a pledge to allow nature to do do what nature does, but alas it does seem like we need to promise to so here it is. I strongly believe and promote natural child birth.

Hélène Aviv
Hélène Aviv

Please support this!

Monica Wright
Monica Wright

What is the rush? I went to 41+4 with my first and I am currently 40+2 with this little bean :)

Hannah Fenton Mayo
Hannah Fenton Mayo

Take the pledge to go the full 40! It really does make a difference!

Mugi Rahayu
Mugi Rahayu

"the right baby in the right time".

Pernille Powell
Pernille Powell

I would suggest give her at least 42weeks as our way of calculating due dates is very dubious :) But 40 weeks is a good start I suppose.

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