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True or false? First babies are normally late?

(70 Posts)
lolly1988 Tue 18-Jun-13 20:08:32

Is this true or false? Usually first babies are due late? And are boys usually lazier than girls for lateness?

learnasyougo Tue 18-Jun-13 20:24:52

sixteen days late, and even then it took two sweeps and synto drip to get him moving.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Tue 18-Jun-13 20:25:05

Girl 37 weeks.

Boy 39+6

usualsuspect Tue 18-Jun-13 20:25:33

4 weeks early

JeanBillie Tue 18-Jun-13 20:27:36

False - DD born bang on 36 weeks at 6 lb 15 oz!

False all mine were late and ive 4

bettybyebye Tue 18-Jun-13 20:28:51

My DS arrived at 37+2 - totally unprepared as I fully expected to go overdue as he was my first!

fishandmonkey Tue 18-Jun-13 20:29:23

i was told that on average first babies are born 5 days past due date.
(foolishly planned on dd being late. was totally unprepared when she arrived 2 weeks early)

swlmum Tue 18-Jun-13 20:30:24

DD - born at 36 weeks
DS - born at 34+4

Sleepyfergus Tue 18-Jun-13 20:31:02

Dd1 was born on due date. Dd2 was 5 days late according to official due date, but bang on time according to my date (based on my longer cycle which mw ignored).

Gonnabmummy Tue 18-Jun-13 20:32:15

I was the first baby and I was born at 32.5 weeks shock
But I'm not thinking about that because I'm 30 weeks now and don't want him here quite yet! X

firesidechat Tue 18-Jun-13 20:34:32

1st and 2nd in my, admittedly, limited experience. Both of mine were induced.

firesidechat Tue 18-Jun-13 20:35:36

Oh and both were girls.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 18-Jun-13 20:39:05

Ds1 was evicted at 42 +5 shock

beckie90 Tue 18-Jun-13 20:41:37

Ds1 was induced nearly 2wk over
Ds2 went into labour on my due date but born 5 over

KnittedWaffle Tue 18-Jun-13 20:48:58

DD (pfb) was born at 37 weeks
DS1 at 38 weeks
DS2 at 39 + 4 (those last couple of weeks felt like an eternity and I felt like a beached whale, which is no good with 2 preschoolers - going overdue must be even worse!)

Dillydollydaydream Tue 18-Jun-13 20:51:24

False. My dd was early. Only by 4 days but still early.
My ds was a week late.

Racheld33 Tue 18-Jun-13 20:55:42

False, DS born 4 days early.

Iwish Tue 18-Jun-13 21:03:49

False. My DS was born at 37+6. Xx

mistlethrush Tue 18-Jun-13 21:06:20

My DS was born at 39wks and 10lbs 5oz... Thank heavens he wasn't late!

lilstar Tue 18-Jun-13 21:15:19

My DD was born 5 days after EDD and weighed 5lbs13oz

miffybun73 Tue 18-Jun-13 21:18:01

My first was a boy, I awoke from a deep sleep to find my waters had broken at just after midnight when I was 37 weeks plus a few minutes.

He was born about 6 hours later.

Jo1984uk Tue 18-Jun-13 21:19:59

My DD was born on her due date smile

Yonihadtoask Tue 18-Jun-13 21:20:28

My DS was 3 days early.

Fakebook Tue 18-Jun-13 21:22:09

Dd was 10 days Overdue and the laziest baby ever. She never kicked. She squirmed a lot but never ever kicked inside. The sonographer was worried because she was so still at the 20 wk scan.

DS was a kicker. Used both feet to give me shocking kicks from very early on. He was born a few hours after his due date. He was very eager to come out.

deleted203 Tue 18-Jun-13 21:22:50

DD1 - arrived promptly at 8.30am on due date.
DS1 - 2 weeks early
DD2 - 3 weeks early
DS2 - 2 weeks early
DS3 - 3 days overdue and I insisted on being induced - big baby, SPD, reduced foetal movement, and (IMO) overdue for me.

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