At how many weeks gestation did you deliver (not induced) - Page 3 - Mothering Forums

View Poll Results: When did your spontaneous labor begin?
at or before 36 weeks 33 100.00%
37-37.5 weeks 35 100.00%
38 weeks 41 100.00%
38.5 weeks 34 100.00%
39 weeks 50 100.00%
39.5 weeks 56 100.00%
40 weeks 98 100.00%
40.5 weeks 45 100.00%
41 weeks 53 100.00%
41.5 weeks 43 100.00%
42 weeks 26 100.00%
42.5 weeks 15 100.00%
43 weeks or later 16 100.00%
I don't think my 'due date' was accurate 9 60.00%
I was not sure what my 'due date' should have been 1 6.67%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-25-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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37 weeks exactly.
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I was absolutely sure of my dates for both my girls.

Dd1 was born at 38+4. She weighed 8lbs, 2oz and hardly had any vernix. She was fully cooked.

Dd2 was born at home at 38+3. Only one day sooner and yet she weighed 6lbs, 14oz. She was coated in thick vernix.

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I have talked to other grand multips who said the same thing.
Yep... My shortest was my first at 40+5 and my longest was my 5th at 44+1. I'll grant that my dates are "off' because I have longer cycles and don't chart but I know when I tested positive and there is no way I was off 4 weeks.
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I've got five. My first was my longest and I was induced with her (39w3d). The rest were spontaneous and early.

#2 38 weeks exactly

#3 37 weeks exactly

#4 38w5d

#5 37w5d

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39weeks and 4days here

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40w1d, started labor at 430am and gave birth at 432pm

did not have LMP (nursing) and edd was determined by u/s at 6w5d

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I went into labor with DD on my due date. The last week, I did everything in my power (nipple stim, sex, long walks, spicy food) to bring on labor.

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DD (9.5lbs) was "induced" at 43 weeks, but I had prodromal labor for about a week. (I didn't vote for her).

DS (8.5lbs) was spontaneous at 36 weeks with ROM. (I voted.)

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LOL! look at the lovely bell curve we're making!

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I delivered exactly at 41 weeks, not induced.
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42 weeks. It was my 2nd baby. My first was induced at 42+4 so I guess it would have been the "43 weeks or later" with that one had I not been induced.
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i was at 38 weeks 5 days with my first when my water broke, and delivered at 38 weeks 6 days.

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LOL! look at the lovely bell curve we're making!
True, even with such a small sample!
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I went 9 days past due. They scheduled me to be induced, but luckily my DD decided to come on her own just hours before I was supposed to arrive at the hospital to be induced!
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I voted 40 weeks since both my boys were born 39w6d.
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My earliest baby was born at 40wk 5 days
The latest was born at 41 weeks 6 days
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I never went past my due date w/ either of my kids ... and I was in no hurry to give birth, believe me! I guess we'll see with this next one.

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35 +4

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What a beautiful bell curve! How funny. I guess they really DO come at an average of 40 weeks

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With our first, 42.5 weeks. Second, 39.5 weeks. Third, 34 weeks. Fourth, 38 weeks.

We'll see with this one!! I don't relish the thought of going overdue again, but he'll come when he's good and ready!
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My spontaneous labors were 42 wks and 44 wks
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37 weeks even -- I was showing a lot of signs of preeclampsia, so I wonder if my body was naturally knowing he needed to be out sooner; he was 6 lb, 6 oz

39 weeks even -- Hurricane Katrina came through the day my labor started, so I wonder if the change in barometric pressure from that (I live in Houston, so not that far from New Orleans) may have jump started things; she was 6 lb 8 oz

Both times I was at least 3 cm dilated at least a few days before the birth, and both times once contractions got regular I gave birth pretty fast.

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My first was 41 weeks. My second--I didn't go into labor by 42 weeks, so I gave up.
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DD came at 38/6 and was 8 lbs. 7 oz and 22 inches long - my dates were dead on (I was charting) but even the nurses asked if she was overdue because she had no vernix and lots of wellcooked markers. I had had preterm labor since 32 weeks though, so maybe that helped.

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water broke @ 41wks 6ds

I was having very small contractions, but 30hrs later I allowed pit DD was born 42wks 2 days vaginally (thank God)

Looking back, considering how I was really just leaking fluid and dd was covered in thick vernix, she may have cooked a bit longer w/o the pit.

Also my dates were not at all sure. My cycles were still wacked out from a m/c 5 months before dd was conceived.

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That's a pretty nice bell curve peaking at 40 weeks on this poll

Though the question asks un-induced, I wonder how many people used herbal inductions, castor oil or other methods.

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With baby #1, my water broke before I had any contractions and it was 38w0d. DS was born 27 hours later.

I really hope that this time, my water doesn't just break like that. I don't think my body was ready for him to come out yet... he hadn't even dropped when my water broke.

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Wow, it's pretty cool how the poll produced a perfect bell curve.
I was weird, I delivered on my due date exactly.

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Went into labor at 40 weeks, and he was born at 4:38am at 40 weeks, 1 day.

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