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The myth of the due date.

Updated: Oct 22, 2022

As part of our Antenatal, hypnobirthing and postnatal preparation course, we talk about the myth of the due date, where the calculation came from and statistics around the set due date we become fixed on with our maternity care providers.


Did you know :

  • Only 4% of babies arrive spontaneously on their due date &

  • 85% of babies arrive spontaneously after 40 weeks.

With the new NICE guidelines 2021 in place, offering for uncomplicated pregnancies to be induced FROM 41 weeks, a subtle change from 2008 guidelines which stated between 41 & 42 weeks. We are undermining women and birthing peoples confidence to birth unassisted and spontaneously and causing fear and doubt to set in.


Do your own research, question everything and decide for yourself.



We always refer to these wonderful advocates and researchers :


@drsarawickham

@midwifethinking

@kemibirthjoyjohnson

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