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.
I was sure about my last menstrual cycle with both as well.
So calling them "late" is somewhat not the right choice of word in my opinion.
My research, last time around, convinced me that up to 42 completed weeks is totally within the normal range and shouldn't be grounds for induction. After 42 weeks, OTOH, complications do start to rise, which is why I agreed to an induction then. I hope to not have to go through the whole pitocin/IV/increased monitoring thing again this time.
dd#1 9 days after dd
dd#2 6 days after dd
dd#3 13 days after dd
dd#4 7 days after dd
ds #5 currently 40+1 and waiting
Cindy, loving wife of 15 years
homeschooling mama to 4 wonderful girls, and 1 boy! praying for #6, sch, due 4/14/2013!
This pregnancy, my EDD would be Aug 2 based on LMP, but an early ultrasound dated us to Aug 13 instead. I'm inclined to think I'm actually going to go into labor very close to my "due date" this time, because I suspect the 12 days last time were more to due with being a later ovulator and an incorrect due date as a result. We'll see!
I went 3wks over my EDD with my first, refused induction (but had lots of monitoring, i really did my research). I finally had membranes stripped at 42+6, labored over 24hrs then had membranes broken and 6hrs of pitocin before DD was vacuum assisted out.
I'm 38+4 now.... wondering what will happen!
DD was positioned poorly, her hand was over her head until some point during labour. And she never 'dropped' until after hours of contractions.
This baby is low and locked already so i'm hoping that means it will come on time... or anytime now!
This time around, I just figure this babe will be born sometime in the month of October.
wow...did he/she just not tell you at all? That's insane. That is one procedure that I am adamant about being avoided at all costs. Risk of infection. My MW now does do that but she at least mentions and asks if it's wanted.
This time I have a midwife and a "no internal" agreement until after 42 weeks for induction assessment.
Cheryl, wife to an amazing man, homeschooling SAHM to Gavin 12/03, Rhys 09/06, and Ian Aug 11, 2010.
I consented to an induction by AROM at 44 weeks past lmp with my 3rd child and she had NO signs whatsover of being postdates. The baby after her came around 41.5 weeks. Last one came at 44 again and was probably 39 weeks gestation according to the midwife. (I have long, varying cycles.)
With #2, I knew my dates and went into labor at 39wks exactly and he was born at 39w3d (well, 2d plus 48 minutes! 12:48am).
With #3, again knew my dates and was in labor at 39wks and he was born at 39w1d.
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.
With DS2 my MW stripped my membranes at 42 + 3, went into labor the next day, and had him early in the a.m. at 42 + 5! I am sure he would have gone longer had my MW not stripped my membranes but she was getting nervous...
Mommy to beauties DS1 (7), DS2 (4, autism), & DS3 (2)
and many angel babies
#2 DS was 41w 2d when I went into labor at home.
My first was 9 days past her EDD.
My second was born on his EDD!
Claire b. 6/29/06 and Andrew b. 4/20/08 and #3 due 2/8/11!!
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.
My EDD is July 25th. I am actually really, really hoping I will be a week late, since that would be on August 1st, which is not only my birthday, but my mom's too!
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