(Closed) What week did you deliver 1st baby?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 46
7740 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I probably don’t count, as I was induced. 36+2, baby boy was 9 lb 4 oz. Second child induced at 37+1, 9 lb 8 oz. Last child c-section at 38 weeks even (amnio at 36 weeks determined her lungs were not yet mature, so we waited two more weeks), 11 lb 7 oz. Because I tended toward large babies (no gestational diabetes), my OB preferred them to come earlier instead of later, and I agreed. I never had even the slightest hint that I would go into labor naturally with any of them, although I am sure it would have happened at some point! Babies in my family tend to be overdue, and that could potentially be an issue with larger babies.

Post # 47
1977 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

37 weeks 6 days. My water broke at 37 weeks 5 days but I was in labor for 36 hours. He was 7lbs 10oz and perfectly healthy! 

Post # 48
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I went into labor naturally at 36w4d but had him at 36w5d.. I had gestational diabetes but I’m not sure if that was a factor in me delivering early. He weighed 6lbs 4oz

Post # 49
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I was supposed to be induced at 40w3d but my water broke at home at 40w2d. I had gestational diabetes but kept it under control and had no other issues. I labored for 18 hours and ended up having my daughter on her induction day (40w3d). She was 6lbs 12oz. I too thought I was going to deliver early. What a surprise it was to me to go past my due date! I would mentally prepare to go past your due date just in case.

Post # 50
9841 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was induced at 39 weeks for medical reasons, but the vast majority of first time moms deliver late, not early.

Post # 51
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Induced at 40 weeks 3 days, induced at 7am, baby girl was birn at 2:05pm. 7lbs 14.5 oz. Healthy baby girl. Vaginal delivery with epidural! Most relaxing experience ever! Extensive tearing though. 

Post # 52
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

born on his due date. 10lb6z.  We have big babies in our family.

Post # 53
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

37 weeks 5 days. C section. Baby was 9lbs 2 oz. He was cooked and ready to come out!

Post # 54
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Beach

I went early with both children and had Gestational Diabetes (diet controlled) with both pregnancies. I was 36w 6days with my daughter when I went into labor and gave birth vaginally no complications and 38w and 2days with my son when I went into labor vaginal birth, no complications. They were both healthy and were within normal birth weight but I’m pretty sure GD had something to do with it.

Post # 55
9076 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

42 weeks, vaginal delivery. No complications or health issues for either of us, outside of her being cozy and me needing to be induced. 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

Post # 56
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

38 weeks 6 days. Went into labour naturally, laboured for 7 hours then had a placenta abruption and cord prolapse resulting in emergency c section.

Post # 57
3107 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

38 weeks 5 days

but I suspect my due date was off by a week or so and my midwife confirmed that it was likely because my placenta looked mature and LO had almost no vernix on her.

Had a vacuum assisted vaginal delivery, no meds and was only in active labour for about 1.5 hours. Our daughter weighed 7 lbs 5 oz.

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