Post # 1
I’m just curious what everyone’s experiences are with their first child. My mom keeps saying that you’re more likely to go late rather than early with your first child but from where I’m sitting it seems like more people are having their kids earlier. I have friends who have thier babies born from week 29 to 37 lately!
Post # 3
I delivered my son at 40w4d.
Post # 4
41w1d :S BUT- in retrospect I’m very glad I didn’t induce. I had a much easier labor and delivery because I waited until my baby was ready to come out (I had a nonstress test, my Bridal Party was good, fetal heart rate was great, amniotic fluid was good, healthy placenta etc…)
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
40w4d: I went into labor at 40w2d, and it took another 2 days for DS to finally appear
Post # 6
I was 38w 4d (but voted 39weeks)
I had to be induced due to IUGR and hydronephrosis (in me).
I think typically first time moms do go past their due date though.
Post # 7
Statistically, first-time moms who don’t get an induction and who wait for spontaneous labor do tend to go closer to 41 weeks than 40. Induction has gotten a lot more common. A 2010 study of 230,000 women in the US planning a vaginal birth reported a 44% induction rate.
Post # 8
38w 3 days, spontaneous labor, she was ready!
Post # 11
@nickels: 1 day shy of 42 weeks! And it was a 3 day INDUCTION FROM HELLZ I tell ya!!
to be fair…I was absolutely ADAMENT that the most conservative approach be taken and I desperately wanted to avoid c section, and, my doc listened to me, so, I got what I wanted, the HARD WAY :-/
Post # 13
I had my daughter at 38 weeks and 3 days, so I voted 38. I had to be induced because my water broke first and I was not having contractions, even 6 hours after it broke.
Post # 16
I went into labor on my actual due date 40w and had her at 40w1d