Topic: 46 weeks pregnant. Seriously?
I almost posted a long, drawn out explanation for my question but all I really want to know is the likelihood of a midwife permitting and encouraging or, as it was put to me, "routinely" delivering babies at 46 weeks. I thought for sure that beyond 42 weeks a midwife would be recommending an induction and removing herself from the pregnancy due to liability if patient didn't take advice.
Or, maybe the better question is, can a baby be delivered healthy at 46 weeks? I thought placentas started to breakdown at a certain point and wouldn't nourish baby sufficiently. I was told today I needed to get my head out of my behind and that women needed to allow their bodies to "do what they do naturally" and that midwives are active participants in 46 week pregnancies!
I am a proponent of no to low intervention but not at risk of mom or baby's life! So am I really mistaken?