I was reading some pregnancy book and found the following statistic:
“You are almost 100% likely to have your baby by the time you are 42 weeks pregnant”
Ok. You guys. Just. I mean. We live in a SOCIETY, right? With LOGIC and REASON, yes?
No doctor in North America is likely to let you go past 42 weeks pregnant. You will almost CERTAINLY be induced by 41w5d if you are receiving standard pre-natal care in North America. That is just is how THEY DO.
So NO KIDDING you’re 100% likely to have your baby by 42 weeks. THEY WON’T LET YOU NOT. This is not proper application of statistics, in fact, this is why people HATE statistics, because when you abuse LOGIC AND REASON like this, you end up with MEANINGLESS CONCLUSIONS. You can’t just mess with numbers like that and SAY stuff. God. Telling someone they will have their baby by 42 weeks is a completely and utterly meaningless data point, and does nothing to help someone understand, in an informed fashion, when her baby will actually arrive. So, in conclusion, shut up.
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