Post # 1
I am due with my first baby on November 15. I live overseas and really want my mom to be here for the birth and get to spend some time with the baby. She’d probably come for 2 weeks. My worry is that she arrives before my due date and I end up being 2 weeks late! When do you think she should come?
Post # 3
I am having the same dilemma! My family has to fly across the country to be here, and I’m really afraid they’ll either come too early or too late. I’m not sure what to do.
Post # 4
I’m in the same boat. I’m going to plan for a few days after my due date because as much as I’d like to have my parents here on the actual day, it’s more important to me that they be here after the baby is born to help.
Post # 5
This is soooo tricky. My Future Sister-In-Law had the same problem. Her Mum ended up going 5 days before her due date… but Future Sister-In-Law went 10 days over-due. Her Mum only ended up being there for a few days afterwards because she had to fly home for work 🙁
Post # 6
@celticbride: That’s kind of what I was thinking, too.
Post # 7
A lot of first time moms go over their due date, but most practices don’t want you pregnant much past 41 weeks (yours may be different though, I’d ask when/if they would induce you if you went past your due date). If she comes a few days before your due date she can help with last minute things around the house, such as cleaning so you don’t come home to a mess or any meal prep! 🙂 Then, even if you’re late, she would probably have at least a week with baby before she heads home.