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Did your child, or children, come BEFORE, AFTER or RIGHT on the due date?

Just curious. I'm expecting my baby boy to come early. I wonder what the chances are, statistically speaking.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Sep. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • One baby at 36 weeks and one at 39 both inductions though for high blood pressure.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 1:06 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • all babies in my family are 2-3 weeks after the date, every woman in my family for generations has carried that way, All babies are between 9-11 pounds. I dont know what it is about our family but we are all that way.

    so when my 2 boys were both induced 2 weeks before their due dates i was a little worried, both were already big my oldest 2 weeks before his due date weighed in at 9 pounds 5 ozs if he had gone the way of my family and stayed in 4 more weeks that is over 11 pounds! OUCH

    so my second son was delivered 2 weeks early also.
    My dughter on the other hand seemed to be smaller so we went full term she was 2 weeks late and over 8 pounds.

    Looka t your mom and grandmother's experiences it is a good gauge of how things will go :) I was lucky enough to know my great grandmothers experince also :)
    3_ring_circus_

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 1:13 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • My first child was born at 36 weeks. My second child was born 3 days before his due date. I was induced with my 3rd and 4th and they were born at 38 and 39 weeks.
    _Momof3_

    Answer by _Momof3_ at 1:19 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • Sopheeah was born on March 23rd 09 and she was due on March 25th.
    sopheeahsmommy

    Answer by sopheeahsmommy at 1:23 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • My daughter came after I was due, my son came before.
    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 1:29 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • 2 days after due date w/1st, & 1 day after w/2nd.
    bridgeh2o

    Answer by bridgeh2o at 1:30 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • my dd was due xmas & i was induced jan 12 2001
    my ds was induced 1 wk early apr 27 2007
    scooterpooter

    Answer by scooterpooter at 1:35 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • my dd was born via emergency C at 38 wks due to labor, no amniotic fluid and breech.
    07lilmama1108

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 1:44 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • All 3! First was two days after due date. (basically on time). The second was almost two weeks late. And the third was two weeks early. All boys.
    jcsg

    Answer by jcsg at 1:51 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • They came after their due dates.

    If you're a 1st-time mom, you average 41 weeks, 1 day of pregnancy.
    Women have about a 4% chance of delivering on their due date.

    The due date is the mid-point in the due period of 4 weeks. (It's an estimate based on an average.)
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 2:11 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

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