So, I'm pretty sure that this baby is going to be born after the EDD, too. Since my EDD is now January 27th, that may just push me into February. But, I'm staying in the DDC.
Any other "late bloomers" out there?
Count me in. I have several due dates to go buy. LMP? 12/31 Ovulation date and 1 u/s? 1/3 another u/s? 1/8 I took 1/8 from the ob. In my head I'm counting my 1/3 because it does seem to be more aligned. Still, I had DH not take off work until 1/9...
C.- WOHM, CPST Instructor, and all around busy Mama to A.- 02/04, I. 01/07,E. 09/10 and
expecting the surprise of our lives Fall 2012!
I padded my due date this time and won't actually tell family and friends when it REALLY is. I am expecting to have a new baby on or about Jan. 17th or 18th. We'll see...
Trying to build up my house, not tear it down . Got 3 wonderful kids , blessed with a wonderful husband and have the privilege of staying home full time to enjoy it all!
I keep hoping for a February 1st birthday for this little one. It would have been my beloved grandmothers 90th birthday.
Only about 5% of women give birth on their due date.
Also 2/3 of women who go 'overdue'...is just a normal pregnancy for them. The definition of overdue is 2 weeks past the due date based on edd or 12wk or earlier ultra sound only.
Because so many ob practices have a large client load and it is harder to keep track of everything they prefer to call over due 41 weeks just in case....someone can’t be contacted, someone is unsure of dates...
However, one can generally feel comfortable by letting someone go past 42 by doing a Biophysical Profile ( an extended ultrasound) and if all or most is well... this is showing fetal health and one can continue until birth or 2 -3 days when you would want to get another one done. This is a perfectly appropriate standard of care if someone wants to wait for the baby to be ready. Though I know many ladies just want to have the baby at that point! The fear with letting a baby go past the 42wk mark has to do with statistics that show an increase in fetal death...and even though a very small increase...this is why the biophysical profile is such a good option.
In case anyone cares...
I talk a lot...esp. about birth...it's my job and I love it! My apologies to all who do not care!!! Paige
Paige thanks for the details. It's good info. I may just have to revisit it in a few months.
Originally Posted by rsatz
I fully plan on a Feb birth. DS was 10 days overdue. But ~I~ was born a month late according to my birth mother. A MONTH! So, you know, she was 14 when I was born, but...sheesh -A MONTH!!!!! I'd want to dieeeee!
With DD one I was about 10 days early (due December 30th with her, she was born on December 21st) but we had super stressful stuff going on (DH was being deployed to Iraq) so I think that played in.
Originally Posted by OldFashionedGirl
~I~ was born 6 wks late Gotcha beat! Several of my mom's siblings were 6 wks late as well. This is my first, but I'm already expecting to go in Feb.
But I also know that nothing is set in stone... I also know that since I have never carried a pregnancy to 40 weeks that if I had to go to 42 I would go crazy!! I plan on staying far away from you guys I promise not to bug you guys when you go overdue!
My son was 10 days past his due date (based on when I ovulated) and 15 days past his due date based on my LMP... which of course the doctors adamently stuck to, despite my efforts to enlighten them.
This little one is due on December 27th based on LMP and January 1st based on when I ovulated. We just had our 18 week u/s yesterday and he is officially measuring 19 weeks and 5 days. The ultrasound tech calculated a due date of December 21st. I'm predicting instead that he'll come when he's supposed to (New Year's) or very likely later and just be one heck of a big baby! (My son was a 10 pounder)
So... until January 11th I'm not going let myself get impatient - that covers off the 10 day overdue mentality (yeah right). I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised and have this one in 2006, though.
I was going to add a couple of weeks to the date to just give myself some room to breath as EVERYONE was up my butt about it last time and I was only 4 days overdue. But, that puts me way into Jan, so I just say, end of December, but more likely sometime in Jan.
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