Episode 3 - Due dates.
Due dates - this week we talk about due dates, how they are calculated, how the timing of pregnancy has been medicalised, the shortfalls of 'estimated due dates' and the importance of knowing your due date in a world where 'post-dates' pregnancy is taboo. We also discuss how women who go beyond 41 weeks of pregnancy are 'cared for' by the system and navigate the pressure that women feel to have an induction of labour. We learn about the history of full term pregnancy and catch the bloopers at the end where Mel educates B on a few farm facts about animals and their due dates. Remember, its an 'estimated' due date, because babies come when they want to ;-)
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