Recently I had a very surprising experience with a patient of mine [who could not really come to rest for a week or so because her doctor told her that she may have to be induced because she was near 42 weeks or even past this date.

To make a long story short: hard to believe! The doctor calculated the length of the pregnancy solely by U.S and even did not bother to calculate the data[last mensuration]that the woman told her.

Came out that the woman would have been induced by 39 weeks because of ” a small technological failure”. I was happy that she took my advice to wait.

There is a very small difference

The rhetoric of “natural” in natural childbirth: childbearing women’s perspectives on prolonged pregnancy and induction of labour – PubMed (nih.gov)

Red raspberry tea taken – 1โ€“3 cups of tea daily -during the third trimester, may reduce the risk for postdates pregnancy.

Eating FRESH pineapple may help as well as and dates [for “delay”]m the last is well known with Arabic women [see my WordPress]

Evening Primrose oil should NOT be given orally in pregnacy

Most of you know about Pulsatilla and Caulophyllum as homoeopathy. which I have already advise routinely since around 1982

Membrane sweeping [stripping] can be considered to reduce the risk for postdates pregnancy., with which Taly [my pre-corona–talmida [midwife] from Share Zedek ] has experience with]

It has been shown to be a safe method![Cochrane study]

May we trust nature more when it comes to birth for healthy women!