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Three days past due date

(9 Posts)
edwfaith Sat 16-Jan-16 19:49:56

40+3 as of today and going insane... feels like little DS is never going to come haha... does anyone know statistically how likely he is to be born over the next couple of days?

smile

Luckystar1 Sat 16-Jan-16 19:54:25

I was told by the midwife that on average, 1st babies are born at 40+6. No idea if it's true, but that's when DS was born (not by my dates, which made him 40+1).

In any event, not long now!! Good luck! It goes by extremely quickly, take lots of pics!!

melonribena Sat 16-Jan-16 21:08:26

My first ds was born at 40+6! I went into labour 2 days before though.
My advice, put your feet up and enjoy the peace!

Boosiehs Sat 16-Jan-16 21:09:44

First DC born 40+13 sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

tinyme135 Sat 16-Jan-16 22:27:02

my ds was born today at 40+6. went in yesterday with pains and they was adamant I wasn't in full labour and ti go home. I tried to argue my way to stay there bur nope wasn't budging. three hours later at 12:25 am my water's broke and three hours after getting to the hospital I had my little boy smile

edwfaith Sun 17-Jan-16 00:21:11

ahhh congrats on your DS tinyme smile hopefully it won't be long for me not sure I can hold on for much longer haha

Runningbutnotscared Sun 17-Jan-16 01:35:13

I was also 40+6...didn't know that was the average.

Try and enjoy these last few days where you have to do nothing except tell people your overdue and watch the look of fear in their eyes. Shop assistants move a lot faster if they think your going to go into labour their and then 😉

ThePowerOfCake Sun 17-Jan-16 11:49:25

I had DD at 40+12. I agree with running that scaring shop assistants is the most fun you can have!

I remember going to order a carpet for the nursery at a week overdue. The conversation went like so:
Assistant: I bet you want this in before the baby is due, don't you?
Me: You'd struggle, that was last week.
Assistant: shock
Me: grin

ispymincepie Sun 17-Jan-16 14:53:49

My first was born at 42+2. Try not to get hung up on the actual due date
www.fitpregnancy.com/pregnancy/labor-delivery/ask-labor-nurse/why-counting-down-your-due-date-bad-idea

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