Post # 16
Heathy pregnancy, baby born at 41w 3d, 10 pounds 6 oz (!!), c-section due to failure to progress.
I highly suggest mentally preparing to go past your due date. Sounds like you have a really skewed set of friends. The average first time mom delivers late.
Post # 17
She was born on her due date but I was technically induced (HELLP syndrome starting to creep in so they gave me cervadil and BAM!). I probably would have gone 1 – 3 days past due date if not. I was pretty close and she broke my water about 4 hours after they gave the cervadil anyway so she was ready!
Post # 18
I went into labour on the night of my due-date and gave birth the morning after (40 weeks + 1 day). My labour was less than 12 hours start-to-finish, I had an epidural which rocked, and delivered vaginally with extensive tearing. I had no complications. My daughter was just over 7lbs and healthy.
I have only known one person to deliver her first baby before her due date (38 weeks + 1 day) and there were complications. Her baby was 5lbs 8oz but is healthy and beautiful now.
My understand is that it is very uncommon for first-time moms to go into labour naturally before 40 weeks.
Post # 19
41 weeks + 1 day. I walked and walked and walked some more and it paid off because I had a very easy delivery. Water broke around 11 am and she came without complication about 10 pm.
Post # 20
37 weeks 2 days, spontaneously went into labor at home, water broke, baby was born vaginally about 16 hours later. He was 7 lbs 2 oz, no complications.
Post # 21
I was induced at 41+1. My labour was 26 hours. My baby girl was 7lbs 1oz and born vaginally with vacuum asst as she was “sunny side up”. Most woman I know go late for their first pregnancy.
Post # 22
37 weeks. I had cholestasis and the protocol for that is induction around the 37 week mark. I labored for 30 hours, but only pushed for 24 mins. My son was 6 lbs 8 oz.
Post # 23
40w1d with first baby
40w exactly with 2nd baby
Post # 24
10 days overdue. Son born at 41 weeks 3 days via emergency C-section after water breaking and going into labor naturally at home. He had the cord wrapped around his neck twice so he couldn’t fully descend into the birth canal.
Post # 25
42 + 0 after being induced. Cervix was still high and completely closed.
Post # 28
I agree with indiblue :
I think scientific data might be more useful.
Ladies on here seem to say that early is normal. I don’t have kids, but I have 3 freinds who all had their first baby in 2016 and all 3 were late. One was 2 full weeks over. Yikes.
All healthy pregnancies, and super healthy/happy babies.
Post # 29
Healthy pregnancy, delivered via c-section after a failed induction at 42+2 weeks. Baby was 7 lb 4 oz.
Post # 30
Healthy pregnancy. I was positive about our conception date, so I really thought I would deliver close to my due date, but I delivered at 41+3. I was scheduled for an induction that night. At my final appointment (41+1), my midwife stripped my membranes and at 41+2, I took castor oil, with her permission. I believe I would’ve had to have an indication of these two things hadn’t taken place.
My daughter held her head up on my chest I. The delivery room and she consistently hit early milestones ahead of schedule, so there is definitely benefits to letting babies cook a little longer!