Birthing Misconceptions


If I go past my baby’s due date, the labour will have to be induced

The due date is simply an estimate of when the baby will be delivered. In most situations induction of labour is not advised until you’ve gone at least 10 days over your due date, unless there are problems in your pregnancy. The greatest chance of having a vaginal birth is if labour is allowed to start on its own. That’s why induction of labour is not suggested unless it is medically necessary!