Why every week counts - interesting article about the dangers of inducing labor/scheduling c-sections for babies prior to 39weeks. Not just short term risks but the long term impacts showing up in children school age. And the diagram of comparative brain size for babies between 35 and 39 weeks is scary. (I cannot imagine the size for 23 weeks* vs. 39 weeks!) But really good explanation for why doctors and parents need to avoid deliveries prior to 39 weeks unless something is wrong and the baby needs to come early. Unless a woman is certain of her conception date, there is also the risk of the due date being off by two weeks meaning the baby is even less ready to arrive
*23 weeks is significant to us since our third child decided to arrive at that gestation.