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Do most women?

Actually carry to the 40 weeks mark?

I'm due on December 5th. - So I'm hoping and crossing my fingers that I'll actually have my child around that time, I want a december baby! lol.
But my question is, Do most women actually carry to the 40 week exception?

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Asked by dorkish_face at 11:38 AM on Jun. 26, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Yes, I did with all of mine and even late on 2 of them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Average is 41 weeks

    Answer by Philsgirl21 at 11:47 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • I was early with my first and exactly on the due date for my second.

    Answer by Bmat at 11:49 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • It depends on your race and whether this is your first pregnancy or not. For first time pregnancies white women average is 41 weeks, african american is 38.7 weeks, and hispanic women is 39.5 weeks according to my midwife. That being said I am white and my first was born at 38 weeks 4 days and second at 39 weeks 2 days. They say that on average you go a couple days earlier with your second/third pregnancies, but that didn't hold true for me either!

    Answer by aeneva at 11:57 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • I'm a 40-weeker. 1st was 40 wk, 2nd was 40 wk 4 day, 3rd was 39 wk 6 day, 4th was 40 wk 3 day. I don't expect to go before 40 wks with #5 either.

    Answer by MamaJen74 at 12:03 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • I don't know about the 40 weeks thing I just wanted to say I am due Dec 5 too


    Answer by Alie1313 at 12:28 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 1:01 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • well i always go 40 weeks i wish i could deliver @ 38weeks but no 40-41 for me

    Answer by mommy19741974 at 5:52 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

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