Having a baby right on your due date is a nice coincidence, but it’s more important that you and your child stay healthy, no matter when you give birth. Keeping up with your OB visits, following the doctor’s advice, and looking after your own well-being will increase the chances of your baby’s arriving on or close to term.
Experts: Monica McHenry Svets, M.D., obstetrician/gynecologist, The Cleveland Clinic
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