I am 40 weeks and 5 days. Why haven't I gone into labour yet?

Normal pregnancy lasts anywhere between 37 and 42 weeks.  This means that a baby who is born anywhere during this period is considered "term".  The 40-week mark is an estimated time that your baby may arrive, and only 2-3% babies actually arrive on their due date.  At 40 weeks and 5 days, you are considered "term" and your baby may still be a week away.  After 42 weeks, the risks to your baby start to increase, so you may be advised to be induced.  But until this time, there is no reason to do anything other than wait until your baby is ready to start labour. Visit my website to learn more about my services.