The hope is that you will naturally go into labour in the coming few days.
If you get as far as 41 weeks pregnant, induction of labour will be discussed by your midwife or consultant and your options will be explained to you.
In simple terms, your due day is the first day of your last period, plus 40 weeks.
Only 5% of pregnancies arrive on their due date with the majority born two weeks either side, but having a better idea of the due date is a good way to ensure you have everything in place in time for your new arrival.
The date of conception is the day on which a person's baby is conceived.A prolonged pregnancy is the name for a pregnancy past 42 weeks (294 days).A small percentage of women (5-10%) would reach this stage, but many maternity units policy says they will induce labour before 42 weeks, so in the UK, only about 3% of babies are born after 42 weeks of pregnancy.Once you’ve used the pregnancy calculator, take a look at the pregnancy week by week section to find out how you and your baby will develop throughout your pregnancy.Chances are if you’ve just discovered you’re pregnant you’ll already be 4 weeks or even 6 weeks pregnant. Your first pregnancy scan happens between 10 weeks and 14 weeks pregnant.