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post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by triscuitsmom View Post
I'm 100% sure of my dates and I went to 43+2 weeks with my first and then my second was born at 38+1 after SROM at 37+6.
This, combined with what you said on the other thread, is exactly like my mothers' labors except that she was induced with me at supposedly 44 weeks, and my brother was born after a 2-3 hour labor at 37 weeks, but I suspect her dates were off, as neither of us showed many signs of being early or late. I wanted more data, so that's why I started this thread.

Obviously, people's histories are all over the map, but looking back and tallying the numbers, it seems like the most common experience for those who went over 10 days past EDD is to go into labor 1-2 weeks earlier with the second one, although there are plenty who have the same length of gestation on later pregnancies, too. I also wonder how much effect weight gain and physical activity levels have on it.

Thanks for everyone's replies. Keep 'em coming!
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by aikigypsy View Post
This, combined with what you said on the other thread, is exactly like my mothers' labors except that she was induced with me at supposedly 44 weeks, and my brother was born after a 2-3 hour labor at 37 weeks, but I suspect her dates were off, as neither of us showed many signs of being early or late. I wanted more data, so that's why I started this thread.

Obviously, people's histories are all over the map, but looking back and tallying the numbers, it seems like the most common experience for those who went over 10 days past EDD is to go into labor 1-2 weeks earlier with the second one, although there are plenty who have the same length of gestation on later pregnancies, too. I also wonder how much effect weight gain and physical activity levels have on it.

Thanks for everyone's replies. Keep 'em coming!
My dates were correct. In fact I estimated a later edd with dd (which would have made her 4 days past edd) and I thought the edd with ds was correct (again, 43 weeks 5 days)

I had basically identical weight gain with the two of them ~25lbs.

Also, though there was no induction, I do feel I encouraged ds out a little before he was ready. I was using evening primrose oil and had a pressure point massage 2 days before he was born.

Neither appeared overdue- they both had a lot of vernix and estimated out (according to the MW) at 40 weeks.

-Angela
post #43 of 49
I think it's really important to remeber that not all 42 weekers look the same just like not all 37 weekers or all 32 weekers look the same. Not all postdates babies are postmature (and conversely not all predates babies are premature). Every baby has it's own developmental timetable and we have models of what a 40 weeker or 38 weeker or 42 weeker "should" be doing developmentally or looking like that are useful for some purposes perhaps but just as not all one month olds, four year olds or eleven year olds fit the developmental models we have for those stages so too it is true for newborns. They are individuals on their own time tables.

FWIW I too was a sure 43 weeker by dates (born 42+6 but that was the earliest I couldve been. I might have been a bit longer cooked) and was "only" 7lbs 15oz and not postmature. Yet others have 36 or 37 weekers who are bigger than I was and looking far more "cooked".
post #44 of 49
I was induced 3 days past EDD with my first and went into labor naturally at 6 days past EDD with my dd.
post #45 of 49
I'll add, too, that my 42wk baby (sure of my dates) was "perfect," not post-mature at all. My 39wk baby (also sure of dates) had a tiny amount of vernix and her eyelashes were not as long as her sister's had been at birth. Otherwise, they seemed about the same, and were the exact same weight (7lb 15 oz). I gained slightly more weight with my first (about 28 lb IIRC) vs the earlier second one (about 20 lb).
post #46 of 49
DS: 41w2d induced 8lb4oz
DD: 39w exactly, induced because of very low fluid 7lb12oz

Interestingly enough, I thought my baby born at 39 weeks did a lot better than the one that went late. He just looked "overbaked" and didn't thrive like she did. He also had a hard time coming out, resulting in a vaccuum delivery.

My daugher had the cord around her neck, and my placenta abrupted during labor, but she still seemed to thrive better and have an easier time of things.
post #47 of 49
My oldest was 11 days late & then I was induced for pre-e. My second was 26 days late - I was sure of my dates - and came naturally. I know you just asked about the first two but I'll add in my third came 28 days early!
post #48 of 49
My dates were right on (I know when I concieved), and there were signs both were indeed overdue (calcified placenta, no vernix whatsoever).

#1 was three weeks late. I naturally went into labor the night before and gave birth the morning I was to be induced by my midwife after planning on "forgetting to go" to that appt. (I had normal non-stress tests and u/s twice a week for those three weeks.) completely healthy at 8 lbs, 4 oz.

#2 was 11 days late. I was induced for low amniotic fluid (2 cm...extremely low). completely healthy at 9 lbs even.

#3 I'm sure will be late, so I added a month to my due date when telling friends and family, lol. I won't have to answer the "You haven't had that baby YET?!" question along with all the other annoying ones, lol! My midwife (different one than first two) has an herbal plan that seems to help overdates, but I'm not going to count on it.

FYI: I was late by three weeks at completely healthy 8 lbs, 2 oz(my mom is also sure when she concieved) and my aunt had her son four weeks late. Some of us like to be slow-cooked, rather than baked, I guess.
post #49 of 49
both of mine were 41 weeks exactly
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