How far past due date & labor signs

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How far past your due date did you go?
    1-2 days : (0 votes)
    3-4 days : (1 votes)
    17 %
    5-6 days : (1 votes)
    17 %
    7-8 days : (3 votes)
    50 %
    9-10 days : (1 votes)
    17 %
    11-12 days : (0 votes)
    13-14 days : (0 votes)
    Over 2 weeks : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    4402 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    How far past did you go?  10 days. I actually didn’t mind being overdue — I found the 3rd trimester to be the easiest, so I felt relatively ok. 

     Was it a boy or girl?  Girl

    How long from first sign of labor until delivery?  About 19 – 20 hours.

    Were you induced? No. I was scheduled to be induced the next day, but labor began naturally the day before. 


    Post # 3
    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I went 8 days past due with my daughter.  I had been experiencing braxton-hicks contractions for quite some time, but nothing regular or effective.  I was not even fingertip dilated at nearly 41 weeks either 🙁

    I tried many wives’ tales- pineapple, intercourse, spicy food, etc. but at 41 weeks I did a castor oil smoothie per my midwife’s suggestion (two Tbsp castor oil, some greek yogurt, a banana and a few strawberries to mask the taste) and I went into labor on my own very early the next morning.


    Oops, missed the question about length of labor- I woke with decent contractions at 3:30am, she was born at 2:34 that afternoon.  My really hard, active labor, was only about 2 1/2 hours.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  DaneLady.
    Post # 5
    8480 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    How far past did you go?  7 days.  I didn’t mind being overdue, except for the fact that you have to say to 20+ people a day “YES, I’m still here.  NO, there is no baby yet.”  UGH

     Was it a boy or girl?   Girl

    How long from first sign of labor until delivery?  I was induced, but my labor was about 13 hours from start to finish.  I had no signs of labor at all.

    Were you induced?  Yes.  Next time I would probably give it a few more days to see if it happened naturally.  I have a feeling I would have been induced no matter what!

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