Post # 1
This weekend I will be 26 weeks and the closer I get to delivery the more I wonder when I will deliver! I know everyone’s is different but I was wondering if there was a higher percentage of women who delivered before, on or after their due dates!
Post # 2
Before – @ 36 weeks due to complications.
Post # 3
She came one day before her due date! But I was in the hospital 30+ hours before for an iv antibiotic, I happened to go into labor when I was in the hospital.
Post # 4
41 weeks and 6 days.
Yes it sucked, my doctor montiored me a lot, But I had a very healthy pregnancy. Baby just took her sweet time. My doctor’s plan was to induce me at 42 weeks and it was booked.
Post # 5
I have 4 kids. My 1st was on my due date and my other 3 were a week early.
Post # 6
4 days before with my first, 10 days late with my second.
Post # 7
Commenting to follow!
Not sure if anyone will see this extra question but did any of you have a family history of premature birth?
Post # 8
I delivered at 36w4d, it was totally unexpected and I had no complications during pregnancy.
Post # 9
My first was 41 weeks (induced so she would have been over 41 weeks on her own) and second was 40+5 (spontaneous). I just knew my first would be late and I was right. So of course, I knew my second would also be late. I just hoped he’d be earlier than 41 weeks and he sqeezed right in there.
I thought the due date is what it is because supposedly it is the most likely delivery date (statistically speaking). 280 days from conception. But obviously there is some deviation as it’s hard for most people to know the actual conception date. So 50% of women would give birth by the due date and the other 50% after. You can entertain yourself over here https://spacefem.com/pregnant/charts/duedate0.php
FWIW my mom delivered me 7-10 days early (?) and my brothers (twins) were full term for twins (38 weeks). So not sure how much family history matters.
Post # 10
My family had a history of 1-2 weeks early and quick labours. Every single woman on both sides. I got neither.
Post # 11
I’m 35 weeks, and hoping my dude comes before his due date. I’ve already told the midwives we aren’t going over – he’s being evicted. He’s measuring ahead and is quite big according to all the doctors, so everything thinks he’ll be here early.
I will vote in your poll once he’s here!
Post # 12
I was a few days past my due date with #1 when I had to be induced, as he had gone into distress. I don’t think I’ll find out with my current pregnancy, because I’ll have to have a repeat c section. I’ve read it’s more common to go past your due date with a first pregnancy. Spacefem has an interesting page that gives you your delivery odds by date.
Post # 13
Before my due date at 37 weeks, 4 days. We can be so precise because we did IVF and the date of conception is known. I broke all the rules though – in our birthing class they said “first time moms go late and have really long labors. The gushing water you see in the movies is not real life. And don’t think for a second you won’t make it to the hospital in time – you have HOURS”.
My water gushed out of me (soaking through TOWELS within MINUTES) very suddenly. Then because I wasn’t having contractions I was sent home with an inducement scheduled for the next day if contractions didn’t start. I showed up back up the next day 33 minutes before my daughter was born despite the nurse on the phone saying I was coming too early and there was no way labor progressed that fast. After screaming at the nurse to get me a midwife I was found to be 9cm, fully effaced, and she could already feel the head! I was literally pushing on a gurney while they were wheeling me into a delivery room.
Post # 14
Family history– my mom had irregular cycles, so her due dates were probably off, but here were her birth experiences:
Pregnancy 1- Twins, after due date (weighed 8lbs7oz and 8lbs13oz)
Pregnancy 2- Single, after due date (weighed 9ish lbs)
Pregnancy 3- Twins, after due date (weighed 8lbs13oz and 8lbs7oz)
Pregnancy 4- Twins, before due date (weighed 5+lbs and 6+lbs)
I birthed my Dear Daughter at 41+1 (spontaneous labor). I had hoped she’d come earlier/closer to her due date because she was measuring large and we knew her conception date, but she had other plans. It takes the women in my family a long time to get pregnant, but then the babies don’t want to get out!
Post # 15
First pregnancy I delivered the day before my due date, second pregnancy on my due date.