Mine was on her due date. Went into labor the morning before, but labor stuck around a good loooooong time so she was born the afternoon of her dute. 5.15 pm on 5/15--both her due date and her father's b-day. Cant' beat that. Oh, and clap of thunder in the background as she was born.
First time anything cool like that has ever happened to me--with dates and times and events all colliding.
My first was born 3 days early by my accts, 6 days early by the sOB's. It probably would have been on day later had I been allowed to finish labor and push her out myself. My second was born 6 days late by their acct, but right on her EDD by my acct!
Five days late according to when I knew I had conceived and 12 days late according to the ultrasound date. My membranes were stripped and then once we went to the hospital thinking I was in labor, it was prodromal so I had to have a low dose of pitocin. So I'm sure it would have been later had things been left alone.
My daughter was born a week "late". No vernix at all but only a trim 6lbs 14oz! Very long though. She was swimming in newborn wear!
My son was born early due to the abnormality he had. Although, for what he had, he was born perfectly on time so I hesitate to call him a "preemie" (two weeks shy of 'full term'). I think he also came out when he needed to.
dd1 was born 4 days early
dd2 was born 2 weeks early but tried to come at 23 weeks and a few times after that. We kept her in. Then when I was ready for her to be born she didn't come for another 3 weeks!
I didn't vote cause I didn't want to skew the results. Ds was born early (@ 39 wks) for an elective induction. Sure wish I'd known about MDC back then so I could have been educated about the risks first!
It seems pretty darn obvious to me though that most first time moms are going early because of inductions and scheduled c-sections. It really doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.
I wonder what your results would be if you posted this poll on a mainstream parenting board? Now that would be interesting!