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39 weeks!!

the dr said my body hasnt started to dialate or thin yet....i always measured a week farther when they used the tape measurer......could i not be as far along as i thought???

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Heather0583

Asked by Heather0583 at 12:12 PM on Mar. 10, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • unless you know the exact date of conception your ESTIMATED due date can be weeks off- plus, the NORMAL GESTATION PERIOD is as long as 42 weeks, until you enter your 43rd week you're not even "overdue".
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:14 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • The tape measure thing is just a guesstimate.  I did know the exact date of conception and delieverd at 40 weeks.

    CookieMom108

    Answer by CookieMom108 at 1:07 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Your fundal height and your dilation don't mean much.
    Your body will do what it needs when it needs.

    You sound normal.
    :-)

    Best wishes!

    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 2:13 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • The average first pregnancy lasts 41 weeks 1 day. Even second pregnancies typically don't "end" by the 40 week mark. Don't worry. Your body will work when it is time. Just be patient.
    fancyjane

    Answer by fancyjane at 7:54 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

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