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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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#91 of 103 Old 03-10-2009, 12:06 PM
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1st: 38w2d
2nd: 37w4d

No inductions of any kind, herbal or otherwise. I wasn't ready for my first to come yet. My water broke at 1:30am when I got back in bed after peeing. Since my pregnancy had been high risk it wasn't shocking for him to arrive early.

But with my second son, my pregnancy was picture perfect. So I was incredibly surprised when he arrive 17 days before my due date! Labor started the same way, water breaking when I got up to pee in the middle of the night.

We charted with both boys, so I was positive about their "due dates".

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I think you're going to get some skewed results...

with my first, I was induced at 41weeks, 2 days, so presumably labor would have been later than that, but i couldn't vote because I was induced. I was induced fairly easily, though, so presumably it would have happened soon (already dilated, prodromal labor - i wish i had known more at the time )

With my second, I gave birth spontaneously at 40w 2d.

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38 weeks with my first
38.5 weeks with my second
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40w0d (induced)
40w0d (induced again)
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according to the docs, i was 36-37 weeks, but i think they were off by a week or 2.

they tell me my water broke while i was on the table, but i never felt it. very short labor...maybe 3 hours from onset of contractions to holding baby boy. of course...looking back there were signs from even the night before, but i didn't recognize them b/c i was only looking for contractions.

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My water broke and labor began at 38 weeks. 30 hours later I delivered at 38 weeks 1 day. I was out shopping for 6+ hours that morning and my water broke as I sat down at home to take a break, so I honestly feel I might have pushed myself into labor a little before my body was really completely ready...
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According to the midwife, she was just short of 41 weeks.

According to her actual date of conception (which the midwife wouldn't listen to) and the consensus of the medical professionals who saw her right after she was born, she was about 37 weeks.

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I chose 38 weeks to the day because that's 'medically' what he was classified as, EDD wise.

Considering I haven't a clue when he was conceived or when my last period was...I was frantically trying to link tampons to memorable dates to work it out, you can take that estimate with a pinch of salt.

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First two were c/s.

Ds3 was 44+2. Sure of dates. I was in prodromal for four weeks. Ugh...
Ds4 was 42+2. Also sure, but he came after 3 days of violent vomiting from a flu we all had. My water broke and he came 30 seconds later barelling out from way up high. He hadn't dropped until my water broke, and then there were three contractions and he was out. : It was intense.

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1st: Induction
2nd: 39 wks 4 days
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I was absolutely certain about date of conception
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After seeing that poll I have an idea of where the 40 week gestation comes from. I went 42.5 before being induced. I knew I was going to have my boy that day though. Labor had puttered all week but that night and day needed to do much more work to get through the contractions--he was on his way!

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#1- 41.5 wks, not induced in any way.

#2- 40 wks exactly, but had a membrane sweep 3 days before so probably doesn't count as totally spontaneous...

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