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View Poll Results: When was your FIRST BORN born in comparison to the due date?
Early 159 40.25%
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Old 08-04-2006, 05:20 PM
 
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[quote=Robin926]bnak

i've read that on avg first babies are 10 days late. quote]

I've read something similar to that: 1st born babies are usually 14 days late and all other babies thereafter are an average of 10 days late.
I agree... that fact should mean EDD should be adjusted to reflect reality.

On another note, EDD are also based upon the average length of menstrual period, being 28 days. If a woman's cycle is not average, shouldn't that be taken into consideration as well? For example, my average cycle was 24 days. So would that put conception 4 days earlier, and therefore, EDD would be changed as well? Just a thought.

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Old 08-04-2006, 05:27 PM
 
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Two weeks late... I actually went into labor 6 hours before my appointment at the hospital for induction (don't get me started, NEVER again will I go that route.), thank goodness.
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My first (only, so far) was due Dec. 20. He was born the evening of Dec. 17. He was three days early by EDD standards, or by the "avg of 10 days late standard" he was 13 days early.

He looked correctly "cooked" to me.

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10 days over for my first.

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Old 08-05-2006, 11:16 AM
 
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My DD was born 3 days after her EDD. My midwife was surprised that she came that early. She had a statistic of most first time moms going 11 days past their EDD when left to go into labor on their own.

My last 2 doula clients, both primips, gave birth on the same day! One was 8 days past her EDD and for the other it was on her EDD.
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My son was 11 days early. Everyone told me he would be late because firstborns are usually late, but I knew he would be early... I could just feel it I guess.

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I don't have kids yet, so i voted for my mom. (I was her 1st).

I was born on my due date.

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I find it funny (ok, not really funny) that they concider 37 weeks full term, but 42 weeks is too late. It seems like if 37 weeks is term, then 43 weeks should be concidered late. Its just stupid anyway-our bodies and our babies know when it is time to come out.
Anywho....my first was 2.5 weeks over and I was induced (mainly because I was begging to be though, my OB didnt really care). My mom was 44w1d when she had me (I was her first). My step mom was 2 weeks late with her first-and all the other 4 kids she had too. My gma had her first on her due date and then the rest were late-and each one came later, lol. And my dalmation was always overdue . Seriously, you've seen 101 dalmations right? They are supposed to come out all white-my dogs pups always had their spots and her last couple of litters had their eyes open when they were born! I think the longest over she went was about 4-5 weeks. So even dogs go over with no problem-she never lost a pup.

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Went into active labor with dd 15 days "late". It was another 32 hours before she "arrived" though...

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My babies have been:
#1 @ 41 weeks
#2 @ 37 weeks
#3 @ 38 weeks
#4 @ 36 weeks
#5 @ 38 weeks

I'm guessing this one will be 38 weeks.

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I said "late" but it was only 2 days after the due date.

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My first was born at 27 weeks. I have gone on to have 6 full term babies w/ no preterm labors. All have been early execpt 5 and 6 and they were 3 and 2 days past my edd.
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Mine was "late" if you consider 8 hrs past my due date late
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We were told in our Bradley class that the average woman goes 10 days over with her first baby.

My son was 9 over at 41w2d =)
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My son was born all of three days before my official EDD. I think that my membranes being stripped two days prior to that had something to do with it.

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I picked early, but DD was born only two days before her due date. To me that is more "on-time."
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Dd was born 7 days after her due date...which I understand is about average for first timers...
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Originally Posted by Kellym
She said that something like 80% of all babies are born early.
I was under the impression that the 2 week window before and after the "due date" was a statistical bell curve- with + or - two standard diviations being the two weeks on either side of the date. If the "window" was developed by a statistition like I thought 98.whatever% will deliver within the 2 weeks on either side.
I am also under the impression that the due date was derived from a sample of all mothers and that first-timers are pregnant 8 days longer (on average) than multips.

I know that inductions would greatly affect our current numbers on late and early.

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Originally Posted by BCmamaof5
My babies have been:
#1 @ 41 weeks
#2 @ 37 weeks
#3 @ 38 weeks
#4 @ 36 weeks
#5 @ 38 weeks

I'm guessing this one will be 38 weeks.
Oooo...this is like an SAT question...I think you're wrong as the answer is...

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i was induced 11 days late (pre-mdc)
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My dd was born 10days before her EDD.

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Yes, I currently have two friends who are pregnant - around 39 and 40 weeks respectively - neither has reached their due date and both are incredulous that they are "still" pregnant. The one whose due date is almost here says that at her OB practice, if you are "still" pregnant on your due date you come in and have monitoring done and then meet with the doctor to "decide what to do". : 40 weeks is the new 42 weeks.
This happened to me! I swear that is why I had a c-section. He was not ready to come out at all. I just wish I were stronger at that time to let him bake just a little while longer. :
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I was due May 24th, figured as a 1st time mom, I'd run late, so plenty of time to finish getting stuff ready - water broke & I went into labor May 6th, had DD just before midnight on the 8th.......she was a little girl (6 lbs, 2 oz) but I guess she just wanted out!

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6 days early, and my ovulation was absolutely on cd 14 (had IUI/injectables to conceive DS). I had contractions (signficant ones, not just B-H) for 3 weeks or so prior.
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I was induced with cervacil (no pitocin, thank G-d), so my answer messes with your results, and ds1 was born at 38 weeks and 3 days (approx.). Ds2 was born at home 4 days after my due date, so I figure maybe ds1 was two weeks early.
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I voted late, but it was only 3 days or so. I was never really all that sure of my dates.

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I went into labor the day after my due date with both my boys. I had them 3 days after their due dates.

With DS#1 I went in on my due date, we did a NST and all was fine. We scheduled an induction for 2 days later. Thankfully I went into labor the day before my induction, went to the hospital 4 hours before my induction appointment. All the nurses kept saying "Hey! Your early!"

With DS#2 I had an appointment 4 days before my due date (I think??). After that appointment they MW scheduled me for 3 more weekly appointments. I gaspsed and said "Oh my god.. I hope I don't need all of those!" but she said she didn't want to jinx me so she scheduled all of them. Thankfully I didn't need any of them!
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