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 By Jeanne Novas, MD 

A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine strongly supports getting delivered at 39 weeks, even if your cervix is not so dilated.  After hearing so many negatives on “Pitocin,” and online medical sources promoting midwives and even home births, we now have good support that medical intervention and active management of your pregnancy promotes less complications, less cesareans, and better outcomes for baby as well.

We have offered that to our patients, despite some pushback from “online medicine”  and supporters of "Natural” childbirth.  Now we have even more evidence to support 39 week delivery.  We individualize your care, so be sure to talk to your doctor about this if you find yourself still pregnant at 39 and 40 weeks!

– Jeanne Novas, MD