Poll: How many weeks were you

(82 Posts)
photographerlady Thu 04-Apr-13 14:11:48

For fun and wondering reasons really.. How many weeks were you when you went into labour. Were you expecting to come early? Induced? Differ from the other labours you had?

catlady1 Fri 05-Apr-13 03:45:31

40+10, had her at 40+13

Plumsieinaonesie Fri 05-Apr-13 05:32:52

Dd1 40+7 water birth 4hrs 45mins from waters breaking. By far the most normal and great experience for a first baby, I guess that's why we went onto have more.

Dd2 37 at home on toilet floor very quick midwife did arrive in time, just.

Ds1 38 induced (by waters breaking) due to growth decrease and heart rate dips. About 4hrs

Dd3 37 went into labour early with breech baby ended up with a crash Emcs under GA. 1hr 45 from waters breaking. After it all being planned out for birth at 39wks via any means, with a CS being the last result. Best laid plans and all!!!!

Experience all types, the last one hit me for six never experience pain like it, give me natural childbirth any day!!!!!

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 05-Apr-13 06:04:06

39+ 6

NandH Fri 05-Apr-13 06:10:51

first baby 31+4 ....totally spontaneous labour! dd was fine though smile

second baby 37+5... again spontaneous, ds again fine and left the hospital 2 hours after giving birth, with him grin ...not 6 weeks like I had to wait with dd!

Congratulations damnitdamnit! Lovely!

louisianablue2000 Fri 05-Apr-13 08:40:33

DD1 induced at 41w
DD2 natural labour at 40+2
DS induced after waters broke at 36+4. Bit of a shock after the other two arrived after their EDD, I was running round the house dripping waters while I tried to put together a hospital bag in the middle of the night (I'd just finished work the day before Ds was born) Handy hint: the maternity ward do actually have everything you might need for an early baby, we even got to borrow a lovely hand knitted hat until DH went home and got the baby clothes out of the loft.

40 + 4.

DS1 - 40+6 - 10hrs - hospital
DS2 - 40+6 - 5hrs - hospital
DD1 - 41+1 - 3hrs - dad delivered at home!
DS3 - 40+2 - 5hrs home birth
DD2 - 40+2 - 7hrs - hospital

DS4 due in 13days.

Not induced with any if them.

tomatoplantproject Fri 05-Apr-13 08:57:15

40+4. Was contracting for 12 hours and got to 5cm until dr realised baby was breech at which point was rushed to theatre for cs.

dublindee Fri 05-Apr-13 09:24:07

Ds1: 40+10 - not induced - 36 hour labour start to finish. gas and air, pethidine and eventually angry epidural. Son at weird angle in birth canal caused mahooosive pain. In the end he was an assisted ventouse delivery. Home after 3 days. Weighed 9lbs 1oz.

DS2: 40weeks. Born on due date after being warned I wouldn't be kept waiting this time! 8 hour labour start to finish with just gas and air and pethidine. Literally 2 pushes and he was there. Went home next day smile
Weighed 8lb 5oz.

DS3: 38+6. Very obligingly agreed it best that he not arrive on the day the others broke up for Easter hols and arrived the week before like I begged him to! 11 hour labour start to finish helped along by gas and air and double shot of diamorphine (pethidine is no more apparently!) 11 hour labour start to finish and although not as easy a delivery as DS2 certainly nothing like DS1! Went home next day. Weighed 9lbs 6ozs.

All 3 were born in the same delivery suite in the same hospital. We now jokingly name it "our" suite!!

All finished now. 3 is definitely the magic number for us smile

Notmyidea Fri 05-Apr-13 20:17:34

38 weeks with dd1, 42 weeks with dd2. Currently 38 weeks and hoping it's not much longer!

MyNameIsAnAnagram Fri 05-Apr-13 20:22:15

40 + 14, not induced.

Zara1984 Fri 05-Apr-13 20:23:44

Induced at 40+1 for high blood pressure. DS born early hours the following day!

Always wondered when I would have naturally gone. Had lost my mucus plug a few days before my induction after a sweep.

AlisonL1981 Fri 05-Apr-13 20:55:58

32 weeks, I went into labour at 5.15pm after no pain or twinges, had baby at 5.50pm!! I was on my own in the house and he arrived just minutes before the paramedics! He's my first baby!

photographerlady Fri 05-Apr-13 21:25:32

Wow some amazing "late" deliveries thanks for those that shared

Doratheinfuriatingexplorer Fri 05-Apr-13 21:30:44

38.3 induced. Born 38.4 late evening.
38.1 induced. Born early afternoon, speedy! grin

TheFallenMadonna Fri 05-Apr-13 21:31:41

With DS, 40 + 11. Waters broke at 40 + 9, but nothing much happened, induction and 21 hours later forceps delivery.

DD, 40 + 11. MW v relaxed about going past due date, but she was on holiday and saw GP instead at 40 + 10 who wouldn't countenance going any longer and booked me in for induction next day. Contractions started as I walked home from the surgery grin

MiconiumHappens Fri 05-Apr-13 21:34:06

40 & 39.6

AmandaCooper Fri 05-Apr-13 21:36:00

Congratulations damnit!

OP I was 40 + 6.

StormyBrid Fri 05-Apr-13 21:45:26

Was hoping for slightly early, suspected it'd be horribly late. DD was wonderfully punctual and turned up spontaneously on her due date.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 05-Apr-13 21:47:52

42 +5 with ds1. Induced. Ds1 arrived 8 hours after pessary

Ds2 arrived on his EDD - 4 hours after first niggle.

Nonsensical Fri 05-Apr-13 21:51:15

1. 42
2. 42+5 (longest so far on this thread! It was a long 3 weeks)
3. 41+5

Managed to avoid being induced with any of them - my weeks of being overdue almost add up to an extra trimester surely?!

Nonsensical Fri 05-Apr-13 21:51:37

Oh no cross post!

JollyPurpleGiant Fri 05-Apr-13 21:53:57

Last 15 mins of 40+6 when DS was born. Had gone into labour in early hours of 40+5 so labour was over 40 hours.

photographerlady Sat 06-Apr-13 11:38:19

40 hours grin

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