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Is it true that with your first child you go into labor the day of or a couple days later? what are your chances of going into labor earlier than your due date

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hershey062006

Asked by hershey062006 at 9:33 PM on Mar. 10, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • My first child came 3 weeks early.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:34 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • All labors are different. Due dates are a rough estimation, you can't really rely on them. I had my son at 39w6d.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 9:34 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • I went past my due date with my first and ended up with a scheduled c-section.
    HKing01

    Answer by HKing01 at 9:35 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • I was induced at 40 weeks 4 days
    genagina

    Answer by genagina at 9:41 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • I went into labor at 39wks with both babies
    babygirl0782

    Answer by babygirl0782 at 9:44 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • I went to forty one and a half weeks with my first.
    Melbornj

    Answer by Melbornj at 9:45 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • My first was 4 weeks early.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 9:50 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Everyone is different. I was induced due to pre eclampsia at 40 weeks approximately.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 9:55 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Everyone is different. I had my first at 41 weeks and was induced. My sister inlaw went into preterm labor at 26 weeks and was on bedrest until she finally had her at 37 weeks. It really is hard to say.
    amber1330

    Answer by amber1330 at 10:00 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • 40 weeks is an average and your DD is set on that average. Most women give birth between 38-42 weeks, first births more often fall in between the 40-42 week range and second births tend to come a little sooner.

    But these are all averages, every woman and every pregnancy is different. How long do the women in your family gestate? That's normally fairly good indicator of how long you'll gestate...though of course that's not a definite either.
    jupiter84

    Answer by jupiter84 at 10:01 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

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