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Do many women give birth before their due date?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:02 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Its not too often that women give birth on their due date. Babies come when they are ready. I had both of my boys before theirs, one was 2 days early and the other was 2 weeks early.

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 2:03 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Havent had a baby on my due date yet lol..always before so far

    Answer by Lucky209 at 2:04 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Every woman/baby is different. I was told the majority of women go late on their first pregnancy. I was induced at 39 weeks because I had pre-eclampsia.

    Answer by Kari727 at 2:05 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • 2 weeks early here. The OB told me next go around I may have to squeeze my legs to keep the baby in there longer LOL.

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 2:06 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • usually always before im told

    Answer by damionsmommy2 at 2:14 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • my first pregnancy i went 2 weeks past my due date my next three were 1 to 2 weeks before my due date

    Answer by wells2811 at 2:23 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Yes it happens, either because of a problem like preeclampsia or they just show up a little early. I think you have a slightly higher chance of delivering early rather than late.

    Answer by at 2:24 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • i had both of mine at 38 weeks

    Answer by amanda71205 at 2:53 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • My first was born 3 weeks early and my second was born 2 weeks early.

    Answer by Sillieguze at 4:06 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I have seen a lot of first time moms to go late or very close to their due dates. I delivered 4 days before with my first and 2 wks early with my second.

    Answer by ChristyW3 at 8:04 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

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