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#31 of 49 Old 06-21-2010, 09:22 PM
 
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Wow, you're not giving me much hope. I'm really nervous about having another big head cooking for an extra 10 days.
I know it's hard but try to think of it as "great baby stays longer and makes sure those little lungs are fully developed." that helped me anyway.
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My first was 11 days past her EDD and my second was born on his EDD. I had an early u/s with my second at about 7 weeks that we used to date, as I was not sure on my dates. With my first, we went by LMP, which I now know is off by at least 4 days for me, as I'm now charting. This is my first with an accurate ovulation date, it matched up with my early u/s date, so I'm very solid on dates this time. We'll see what happens!

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Since so many seem to have more than one pregnancy that goes past 40 weeks, I am thinking that it is due to a longer cycle. The OB's probbaly all just estimate/assume an ovulaion of 14 days or something? My cycles are very irreglar, so to assume that would be erroneous.
40 weeks is just a myth though. I believe the true averages are 41+4 for the first and 40+4 for the second so left alone, more than 50% of women would go over the 40 week mark.

I'm anxiously stalking this thread. My first was born right at 41+4 based on ovulation date and based on family history I'm expecting to go longer for this baby as well. I guess we'll see!

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40 weeks is just a myth though. I believe the true averages are 41+4 for the first and 40+4 for the second so left alone, more than 50% of women would go over the 40 week mark.

I'm anxiously stalking this thread. My first was born right at 41+4 based on ovulation date and based on family history I'm expecting to go longer for this baby as well. I guess we'll see!
I agree. I said above that DP and I knew the date our OB gave us was about 12 days too early. And our OB insisted he was right because he was reading the ultra sounds. And so I agree that he was probably right about what date I hit 40 weeks. Just DP and I *knew* he wasn't going to be born on the 4th. And we aren't crazy people who think we are psychic or anything, it just felt like the 16th would be much closer. He arrived late in the day on the 14th.
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I refused induction until after 42 completed weeks with DD, and she was born at about 42 +5.

If you had a "late" first baby (past the current medical deadline of EDD +10, or whatever it is, or had to be induced because you hit your CP's deadline), when did you go into labor with your second?

I'm wondering if there's any pattern. My mother claims that I arrived a full month after my EDD (2nd attempt at induction), and that my younger brother arrived 3 weeks early (fast labor, a bit over 2 hours). I wonder if her EDDs were just way off in one case or the other.

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My mom claims the same thing. She says I was 32 days "late" I find it sort of hard to believe since I was looking pretty chubby and skin was nice etc.

My oldest was 41.5. I did get induced. My second I opted for an AROM at 40 weeks because baby #1 was over 10 lbs. My third decided to come on her own at 39 weeks exactly.

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I don't think there is a pattern.

DD1 I was induced at 41 weeks.
DD2 was born 3.5 hours after her due date (3 hour L&D)
DD3 was born 4.5 hours after her due date (4 hour L&D)

With DD1 I wasn't 100% sure on my O date since she was completely unplanned and I wasn't charting.
DD2 I was charting and she was planned, so I know when I O'd.
DD3 I was charting, but had a slip up, so I know when I O'd and conceived then too.

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With very clear and obvious EDDs... I have been within a week of my due date both times... first was 40w4d and second was 39w something (I seriously do not remember when she was due. 39w1d if her EDD was when I think it was.)

This time I expect her to come much sooner... but not because of my previous births. Just... I'm only 28w today and lost my mucous plug for the first time 2 weeks ago (with DD it was around 32 weeks and DS it was around 36) and I am already starting to dilate a little (funneling cervix) and have had spotting. I'm actually supposed to be taking it easy to avoid going into premature labor... so I am hoping to make it to 36 weeks and will be ecstatic if I make it to 38!

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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.

I will say this... if you've had one baby past your due date, don't count on it happening that way again. After a 43 weeker I was *sure* I'd go at least to 40 weeks.

And I will also say that I would take a 43 weeker over a 38 weeker if I had the choice any day. I am praying this baby stays in until at least September 1st (I'll be 39 weeks)... and preferably longer. My 43 weeker was ready to be born, he thrived... my 38 weeker was not. He was a late preemie in the way he acted. I know some women naturally cook shorter or longer, but knowing that for me (and my Mom and Gramma) I cook longer I would *waaaay* rather do those extra couple of weeks with an inside baby than an outside baby. They are way easier and it's much much more pleasant for both baby and I.

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1st 41 weeks 3 days- 8lbs 12oz
2nd 43 weeks 5 days- 8lbs 11oz

Neither induced.

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DS1 arrived 11 days after EDD.
DS2 arrived exactly on his EDD.

(These EDD are mine based on my ovulation. They are not the official dates based off LMP. Both labors started spontaneously.)

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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!
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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.

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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".

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I was induced 3 days past EDD with my first and went into labor naturally at 6 days past EDD with my dd.

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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).

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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.
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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!

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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.
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both of mine were 41 weeks exactly

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