My sister is due Dec 19th and despite 3 years of midwifery training and 2 babies of my own (one late, one early) I am so worried she will go into labor before I get there. My kids and I will be trekking from Texas to NC for the birth and we are planning to leave Dec 10...
If I had a dime for every client or friend who was so sure their first baby would be early then it was late... lol, but for some reason when it's my sister I have totally lost perspective!
Amy: Certified Professional Midwife and mom to Max (11) and Stella (6).
I was 4 days "late" with my dd. According to the ultrasound tech I was 5 days early since she was "too small" on the ultrasound.
I kept telling the guy that there's no way I could have a baby that wasn't that small since me and my husband are both tiny.
I went into labor a day after my due date (I had a cervical massage on my due date) and had her 3 days later with no meds or anything at a birthing center.
Mom to Dakota (6), Coy, (4), Max, (4), Lily (4), and Auri (June 19th 2010)! Visit Lily's site at www.caringbridge.org/visit/lilymathis1
39w 1d. i was in denial it was 'real' labor b/c i really thought i would go past my edd. i wasn't sure of my dates & suspected my edd was about a week off. but dd came out a perfect full term baby!