Joy, that's why I like the Mittendorf better, especially for first-time mothers. I think it's more realistic. For example, with my son, my doctor gave me a due date of July 16. So when July 16th rolled around and no baby, this panic started to settle in, since I was "overdue". But I wasn't overdue at all. The Mittendorf calculator gave me a due date of July 23, and my son was born on July 23rd. I bet if doctors used this calculator, there would be a lot fewer inductions, a lot less anxiety.
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2/5/09 at 5:42pm