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delivery question :)

Posted by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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my bfs mom says the general rule is your most likely to deliver anywhere between 3 weeks before - 2 weeks after your EDD.. is this true?
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nikkifam5
by Silver Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 5:02 PM
Everyone is different . I wouldn't really calk it a rule. Some woman don't deliver until 44 weeks...
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CjEmmemommy
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 5:03 PM
2 before and 2 after is the standard. Most first time moms go over their edd too.
JadeTigr7
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 5:06 PM
The average for a ftm is going to 41 weeks. You are considered "term" at 37 weeks and you aren't "overdue" until after you go past 42 weeks.
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MichaelsMom0711
by Silver Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 5:10 PM
i have heard 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after. remember the due date is just an estimate and they rarely come on that day so if its a little later dont worry! with my first i had him 2 days before his due date, im hoping #2 will come a little sooner than that but thats not til July !
kmqw229
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:08 PM
Sounds about right
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marynash88
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:10 PM

2 weeks before to 2 weeks after is considered the "safe norm" for a pregnancy but going past 42 weeks is also normal for some women. I have met plenty that safely went to 44+ weeks with very healthy babies. We all gestate differently and to expect otherwise is naive

louzannalady
by Gold Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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HERE is a link with a bunch of other links on due dates. : ) 

amberandmonker
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:18 PM
I delivered my son at exactly 43 weeks :) my water broke the night before I was to be induced.. I am really hoping this one doesn't wait that long lol
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kelly617
by Silver Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:24 PM

"Most" first time mom's go over....but not all
I had my son 2days early
a friend of mine had her son (first baby) 3wks early

ask your mom when YOU came...my doc said that while there is no actual study he has found that labor/delivery tends to run in families..So if your mom had you a week early and the labor was fast...chances are you will probably have your kid a lil early and have a faster labor

Funny thing was my mom said I came 2 days early and was in labor with me 12hrs
I had my son 2 days early and was in labor 13hrs...so it seems to be true so far!

Cynthje
by Gold Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Full term is 38 to 42 weeks (this means 42 full weeks) so she got it almost right

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