Pregnant Jessica Simpson May Have To Be Induced Soon, Says Expert

Mon, April 30, 2012 5:25pm EST by 5 Comments
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If Jessica is in fact nine days overdue, as some media outlets have reported, a top obstetrician/gynocologist says she will HAVE to have her baby within a couple of days!

Jessica Simpson has appeared to be pregnant for so long that even Katy Perry has tweeted, “I’m getting anxious.”

Well, we’re sure that no one wants to have that reported baby girl more than Jessica does.

But Jessica’s obstetrician will be monitoring her extremely closely at this advanced point in her pregnancy, explains top NYC obstetrician, Dr. Christina Senor.

“Once a pregnant woman goes over 41 weeks (as Jessica would be if she’s nine days late), she would have a sonogram twice a week to monitor her baby,” says Dr. Senor. “We would also be checking to see if a woman’s cervix is induceable. If it’s soft, shortened or possibly already dilated one to two centimeters.”

UPDATE: Jessica Simpson’s Baby Maxwell Drew Johnson Is Born!

The problem is that if a woman’s cervix isn’t “induceable,” the drug used to induce, Pitocin, is unlikely to work,” says Dr. Senor. “The condition of the cervix is crucial to making a decision.”

As long as Jessica’s baby is doing well in utero, then her obstetrician will allow her to make the decision about whether she wants to be induced. However, if sonograms show the baby’s condition is not optimal, her obstetrician will want to induce, says Dr. Senor.

“As we get to 41 weeks of pregnancy and beyond, it gets to be more and more dangerous to keep the baby inside the mom’s body because the placenta may no longer give the baby enough nourishment, particularly if the mother is over 35,” explains Dr. Senor.

The critical point for Jessica will be at 42 weeks if she hasn’t delivered yet. At that point obstetricians will usually try to induce, no matter what, and if the induction isn’t successful, they would do a C-section, says Dr. Senor.

Despite Katy Perry’s concern, Dr. Senor assures that it’s quite common for women – even celebrities like Jessica – to go past their due dates, even to 41 or 42 weeks of pregnancy!

In any case, Jessica – we’re all looking forward to the birth of your beautiful baby!

So HollyMoms – have any of you gone well past your baby’s due date before you delivered?

– Bonnie Fuller

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Posted at 9:43 PM on May 1, 2012  

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Posted at 12:09 PM on May 1, 2012  

Apparently this doc they’re citing has never heard of Cervidil. I was induced at 39 weeks and they used Cervidil to soften the cervix. It did such a good job, I started labor on my own (no Pitocin) and was only in labor for 45 minutes before having my little boy (9lb 2oz a week early!). Not even time for an epidural!

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Posted at 3:23 AM on May 1, 2012  

I went 9 days over wit my first child and 10 days over wit my second who was 10lbs :-/ now im 1 day over and waiting again :@

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Posted at 11:06 PM on April 30, 2012  

I delivered my second at 41w 5d and all was well. Heck, 9# 9.5 oz and no c-section either. ;)

Hang in there Jessica!

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Posted at 6:45 PM on April 30, 2012  

I really wish that baby could just come out already. It’s been too long

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