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02-04-2012 06:10 PM

M-W was closest for me! Fern was born on January 28th, at 41w3d.

Originally Posted by ameliaanne View Post



My due dates (based on LMP):


Naegle's method (from : Jan 21, 2012


Today's Parent & BabyCentre due date calculator (with adjusted cycle length): Jan 21, 2012


Mittendorf-Williams:  Jan 29, 2012! did I do this right?!?!!


02-04-2012 04:15 PM

Originally Posted by Conchobhar View Post

My due dates (based on LMP): 15 Apr. 2011


Naegle's method (from : Jan. 22, 2012


BabyCenter due date calculator:  Jan. 20, 2012


Mittendorf-Williams: Jan. 25, 2012


I'll guess on ovulation dates...  I get mittelschmertz, but since I was on Implanon for 18 months, things got screwed up and now I don't know if the pain signifies actual release or a couple days after.  With my first kid, we DTD 8 hours before I felt pain and got preggo. We tried that this time around and nothing happened.  DTD a couple days before and after and success.  So I really don't know when it actually happened.  But if anything, it's within days, so it shouldn't matter all too much.


My due dates (based on Ovulation):  30 Apr. 2011


Naegle's method (from : Feb. 6, 2012


BabyCenter due date calculator:  Jan. 21, 2012


Mittendorf-Williams: Jan. 26, 2012


BTW, if I did Mittendorf-Williams for my last kid's EDD, she would have been due March 15th.  She was born on the 13th, but I was given cervidil, so... Still much closer than the MW's date of March 9th.

MW was closest for me, as she was born on the 28th.


02-04-2012 08:48 AM

Originally Posted by hannabee View Post

I'll jump in on this before Sweet Pea decides when she wants to be born...:)


Naegle's Method:  Jan 5, 2012 (mw date)


Mittendorf-Williams:  Jan 13, 2012


Today's Parent:  Jan 3, 2012


1st baby.




Mittendorf-Williams was most accurate; went into labour on the 13th and she was born on the 14th.


02-04-2012 07:52 AM

Id better review this thread again-my midwife tells me my little girl was post dates-not much verninx, wrinkled skin, born very alert, and apparently big 8lbs 14(not big by  my standards :-) )


However, i know exactly when i conceived  within a  36hour timeframe (you can never be sure when ovulation took place, although i time it when i feel the mittelschmerz). So baby cant have been more than 36-48s overdue. By my calculations, she was right on time....



mystery not...

02-03-2012 09:32 PM

So clearly mine were way out. Even the latest date was off by 10 days too early, since M wasn't born until Jan 29


Originally Posted by Devaskyla View Post

My due dates (based on LMP):


Naegle's method (from : Jan 14, 2012


Today's Parent & BabyCentre due date calculator Jan 12, 2012


Mittendorf-Williams:  Jan 17, 2012


Based on ovulation:


Naegle: Jan 16, 2012


Common due date calculators: Jan 14, 2012


Mittendorf-Williams: Jan 19, 2012


Hope some other people want to play along! :)




01-06-2012 12:01 PM

Originally Posted by cwill View Post

Well, Mittendorf-Williams puts me in January, so hello everyone!


I cheated and based my LMP off of date of conception (which I know within 2 days).  Anyway, I've got


Naegle: December 27th

M-W: Januaray 4th

BabyCenter: December 24th



For me, Naegle was most accurate.  Baby was born 12/26.


01-05-2012 02:44 PM

Bumping so anyone who has had their little ones can update.

12-22-2011 04:01 AM

My midwife set my due date January 22nd  this is based on my very long yet predictable cycle.  


If i go based purely on my last period and use an online calculator and a standard cycle, it says my due date is Jan 10th


(I have no idea when I ovulated)


my last ultrasound estimated my due date to be Jan 13th (I think - I kind of didn't pay much attention to this and it was taken at 18 weeks)




I am really trying my best to forget about the earlier dates and mentally aim for the 22nd because I would rather be "Early" than waiting around past my due date!

This all being said, whenever anyone asks me when I'm due I say 'depends who you ask!' and say sometime between the 10th and 22nd. I should probably stop doing that!  


I'm due Jan 22nd!










12-21-2011 03:45 PM

Here's what I got.....


LMP- April 14, 2011

Naegle's method- Jan. 19, 2012

Mittendorf Williams method- Jan. 24, 2012


suspected ovulation date- April 25, 2011

Naegle's method- Jan. 16, 2012

Mittendorf Williams method- Feb. 4, 2012


This is my second baby and my first was born 2 weeks late according to the Naegle's method.  All 3 of my mother's children were born late as well.  I am not expecting to have this little one until the last week of January.  I did not have an ultrasound so I don't have that date to add here. 


We shall see!  smile.gif


12-20-2011 07:52 AM

I'll jump in on this before Sweet Pea decides when she wants to be born...:)


Naegle's Method:  Jan 5, 2012 (mw date)


Mittendorf-Williams:  Jan 13, 2012


Today's Parent:  Jan 3, 2012


1st baby.


On a side note, my mother was overdue with every baby she had (5 kids, ranging from 9 days over with me(#1) to 3 weeks over with baby #4), but my sister was over 2 weeks early with her first.  I keep hearing that they're finding that your pregnancy/labour is more like your sister's than your mother's, so does that mean I have a chance of being early? or just that there's a chance I'll have a quick labour? (sister was holding her son less than 3 hours after first contraction)  Has anyone else heard of these informal findings?

12-18-2011 10:02 PM

I get the same dates for yours, so yep, you did them right. :)

12-18-2011 06:19 PM

Based on LMP (April 5)


Naegle's: jan 12

M-w: jan 20

Baby center: jan 10


Based on ovulation (April 16)


Naegle's: jan 9

M-w: jan 17

Baby center: jan 7


I think I did this right...

12-17-2011 03:23 PM

Remember to update your post after you've had your baby so we can see how close the dates were. smile.gif

12-02-2011 07:52 AM

This will be really cool to see what everyone's actual delivery date is!! We should all go back and edit our original posts with birth dates so we can compare lurk.gif


I've been saying mid-January but here are the actual dates:


Based on LMP (3/31/2011):


Naegle's method (from : Jan 7th, 2012

Mittendorf-Williams: Jan 10th, 2012 (I'm caucasian but this is my second)


I had an u/s at 10 weeks that gave a date of January 3rd, 2012 and that was spot on with the anatomy scan at 20 wks. I don't know my ovulation date because my cycles were pretty wacky for the two cycles before I found out I was pregnant and my mom went almost 2 weeks overdue with all her babies so really, I'm thinking this baby will come anytime in January. My wedding anniversary is January 4th and my husbands bday is January 17th so I figure that's a good window biggrinbounce.gif


12-01-2011 06:06 PM

bump.gif again for anyone else who might want to try it too.

10-24-2011 12:16 AM

I figured since we've had a few new people that this thread deserved another bump.gif



07-23-2011 07:49 PM

That is really cool!


For THIS baby

Standard Method (LMP):  Jan 19

Fertilty Friend/Ultrasound:  Jan 21

Mittendorf-Williams: Jan 25


The date I made up to buy myself extra time:  Jan 24

Actual day I expect to give birth:  Feb 2


Leo my now 5 year old:

LMP:  May 18

M-W: May 26

Birth Day: June 2- after induction


August my now 2 year old

LMP:  ???

Ultrasound:  August 5

M-W (using ultrasound as LMP day) August 15

Birth Date:  August 16 after induction

07-22-2011 08:35 PM

bump.gif in case anyone else wants to join in.

07-16-2011 11:25 AM

Kelsey-first time momma.
Last missed period: April 1st 2011


Doctors due date: Jan. 7th 2012

Mittendorf-Williams method; Jan 16th 2012

My due dates (based on LMP): Jan. 6th 2012

Naegle's method: Jan 8th 2012

Today's Parent & Baby Centre calculator: Jan 6th 2012

Based on ovulation: Jan 5th 2012

Common due date calculators: Jan 5th 2012

Ultra Sound showed baby due: Jan 3rd 2012


They are all pretty close but the Mittendorf-Williams method. This ones more accurate, great. 


07-15-2011 11:34 AM

Naegle: Jan 28

Midwife: Jan 26

MW: Feb 6


I have a sense that the bean is going to be born sometime in the first week of February.

07-15-2011 08:17 AM

This sounds like fun!



My due dates (based on LMP): Jan 9, 2012 (from midwife's wheel) 


Naegle's method (from : Jan 11, 2012


Mittendorf-Williams:  Jan 14, 2012


I actually remember dates from my first!  Let's see:


My due dates (based on LMP):Sept 18, 1993


Naegle's method (from : Sept 19, 1993


Early ultrasound EDD: Oct 5, 1993


Mittendorf-Williams: Sept 27, 1993

He was born Oct 2.  :)   


(I have dates from my 2nd but he ended up coming at 29 weeks, and with my 3rd, I can't seem remember any dates! Lol! ETA:  I think my due date was oct 20/21 and she was born on oct 16.  But thats all I got!)  

07-15-2011 12:58 AM

Originally Posted by rtjunker View Post

I just wanted to say this informal due date study sets my mind at ease a little, just realizing the vast differences in EDD depending on what method one uses, makes me realize that if my pregnancy does go past my due date, there's no need to worry.

That's one reason I decided to do this, actually. If people know their "due date" isn't as exact as they've been led to believe, it might help them resist an unnecessary induction on or near an arbitrary date.


The main thing that led me in this direction is the doctor trying to get me to come in for an induction, on my due date, with ds1, because he couldn't bother even putting the wheel in the right spot, much less calculating the date properly. He tried to terrorize me into an induction because ds1 was just "so overdue". I finally had to agree that I wouldn't hold him responsible if something happened to ds because I refused to be induced.


It was just so silly. It made me really realize how ridiculous this whole due date farce is. It's just a guess, no matter how you figure it out and shouldn't be used to harass and terrify pregnant women into unnecessary medical procedures.



07-11-2011 10:25 AM




Based on LMP (Mar 29)


standard dating: Jan 3

Naegle: Jan 5

Mittendorf-Williams: Jan 8


Based on Ovulation/Mittelschmertz (Apr 17)


* standard dating: Jan 8 (the "date" I've been using)

Naegle: Jan 10

Mittendorf-Williams: Jan 13


* If this baby is born on the same date of the process as DS (37w/2d), he/she would be born on Dec 21.

He was born 3 days before the full moon. I just looked it up and I ovulated at the new moon that time and the full moon this time - interesting. I'm curious if that will have anything to do with it all.


Full moons are 12/10-11 and 1/8-9, so maybe I'll be on time this time. Who knows!


I've been telling people the baby is due late Dec or early Jan, based on the *s. My feeling is it will be Dec, but I want to be mentally ready if I go later than last time!

07-11-2011 10:16 AM

I just wanted to say this informal due date study sets my mind at ease a little, just realizing the vast differences in EDD depending on what method one uses, makes me realize that if my pregnancy does go past my due date, there's no need to worry.

07-10-2011 06:46 PM

This pregnancy is soooo drastically different than my first, so i am wondering how different this labor will be.  With my son, I went in the hospital and had him about eight hours later....I think I might have got it too easy and this one is going to be one of those 24 hour labors.


My god I hope not :o)

07-10-2011 05:43 PM
AfricanQueen99 Daughter was born 12 hours after the first contraction. Born in four pushes.

Son was born 3 hours after the first contraction. Also in four pushes.

Both were super simple after easy pregnancies.
07-10-2011 10:19 AM

AfricanQueen- how was the second labor compared to the first?? 


I hate to say it, but my labor with my son was pretty quick (after a really awful pregnancy) so I can't help but hope that this one will be just as quick!

07-10-2011 06:50 AM

Originally Posted by chilichiki View Post
On a side note-  my son came EXACTLY on his due date :o)


I went into labor with my daughter on my EDD (she was born a few hours later into day 40w1d)...that didn't stop my son from being eight long days post EDD!  Man alive, it was a loooong week as I stupidly assumed that my second kid would follow in the footsteps of the first.


07-09-2011 07:47 PM

Mittendorf-Williams:  should be Jan 31 2012 since its my second child.





On a side note-  my son came EXACTLY on his due date :o)


07-09-2011 07:44 PM

Naegle's method (from : 2/2/2012


Today's Parent & BabyCentre due date calculator January 31, 2012


Mittendorf-Williams:  Febrary 10, 2012??? Not quite sure I calculated that one right...that seems a little far!


Based on ovulation: Feb. 1, 2012


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