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So then who actually DID give birth on their due date?

(49 Posts)
MJP1 Wed 06-Feb-13 17:01:14

Just interested am 39+4 with my first and am ready and willing to pop, I am sick of being pregnant and am interesested in if anyone actually did give birth on their due date?
I know it is a loosely based estimated guess, but am living in hope that things will start soon, as I dont think I can cope with 2 more weeks.

OddBoots Wed 06-Feb-13 17:03:34

I had one of my five on their due date. Apparently around 5% are born on their EDD.

ISeeSmallPeople Wed 06-Feb-13 17:05:39

Twice grin

FreckledLeopard Wed 06-Feb-13 17:05:47

I went into labour on my due date (although DD was born the following day) - is that any help? grin

FoofFighter Wed 06-Feb-13 17:07:43

I had neither of my two on their due dates but then I wasn't at all sure on my dates.

I assume if you know your dates are spot on there's more likelihood of it happening on/very close to your due date?

This one I know the LMP, the date of conception etc, so figuring it should be pretty accurate?

Charmingbaker Wed 06-Feb-13 17:08:24

DS2 was born on his due date, but not by his choosing, he kept changing positions in late pregnancy, 2 days before his due date he was the right way round and stayed that way for 36hrs so it was decided to induce him in case he moved again.

RedPencils Wed 06-Feb-13 17:08:36

I used to work with someone who had 3 on their due dates.

Kt8791 Wed 06-Feb-13 17:08:54

My waters broke in the evening of my due date. Dc born 36 hours later.

JayARC Wed 06-Feb-13 17:10:04

I did. First and only child.

Shaiandbump Wed 06-Feb-13 17:12:53

I did smile

GoodnessMeNoGinInTheHouse Wed 06-Feb-13 17:13:05

my dd arrived on her due date!

insancerre Wed 06-Feb-13 17:13:24

I did with DD.

DD2 was born on her due date. (DD1 was 40+10 though)

I had my DS on my due date... The hospital/midwife team however, insisted I was 9 days overdue.

MJP1 Wed 06-Feb-13 17:15:17

Excellent its nice to hear some people did, lets hope I am one of them xx

Chocaholics Wed 06-Feb-13 17:15:55

Neither if my children were, both were early, with the first I always thought my due date was later than it should be, so wasn't surprised when DD arrived earlier. With my second I didn't have a clue whether my due date was right or wrong as didnt have a period to date from (bf'ing). I don't actually know anyone who had a baby on the due date, all my friends have been overdue to some degree unless induced early for medical reasons.

Hopefully your little on will make an appearance soon though.

No, mine were 10 and 8 days late - they were quite happy where they were I think, but eventually even they accepted it was getting a bit snug wink

Thornintherose Wed 06-Feb-13 17:20:24

Went into labour the day before my due date, dc born the day after my due date - LOOOOOOONG labour.

crunchbag Wed 06-Feb-13 17:20:39

DS was born on his due date, DD was 1 hour and 8 minutes too late smile

EauRouge Wed 06-Feb-13 17:22:18

DD1 was 11 days late. I added 11 days onto my due date with DD2 and she arrived right on time grin

MumOfMissy Wed 06-Feb-13 17:23:07

Sadly not. DD was induced at 41+3... In those extra 10 days I sat round like Jabba the Hutt moaning that I was bored. I'd give anything for 10 days to myself now!

Mutt Wed 06-Feb-13 17:23:15

Me...bang on time smile

WhatAGoat Wed 06-Feb-13 17:23:49

My waters went at 12.10am on my due date had dd in my arms by 3.55am smile

FurryFox Wed 06-Feb-13 17:24:06

My mum had me on my due date. I went two weeks over and was induced with both of my dc hmm. Hope you don't have too much longer to wait smile.

JambalayaCodfishPie Wed 06-Feb-13 17:24:45

I did!!!! grin

exexpat Wed 06-Feb-13 17:25:40

My sister did, twice, but mine were one day early and nine days late.

NeatFreak Wed 06-Feb-13 17:25:48

I did twice. Now wondering what will happen with dc3!

Clearlymisunderstood Wed 06-Feb-13 17:28:39

I did. No signs or symptoms that labour was imminent until first contraction at about 12.30pm, DD was born at 4.50pm grin

duende Wed 06-Feb-13 17:29:24

I went into labour on my due date. DS was born the next day.

Wanted too but DS had other ideas and was born at 40+6, never made it that far with DD my waters went at 38+6 and she was born 5 house later

maxmillie Wed 06-Feb-13 17:37:26

i did twice! but that was second and third, first was 8 days overdue. Dont hold your breath smile, think the first ones have to pave the way ...

FoofFighter Wed 06-Feb-13 17:42:17

So can I ask of those that did, were you certain that your dates were correct?

Whyriskit Wed 06-Feb-13 17:50:53

I did with DS1 but not entirely sure dates were right and he looked extremely overcooked when he came out!

Bakingtins Wed 06-Feb-13 17:52:00

Me. Twice. My babies are very prompt.

insancerre Wed 06-Feb-13 17:55:19

yes, sure my dates were correct
dh was working abroad at the time and was only home for 2 weeks
he came home for new year and dd was born at the end of september grin

leannac Wed 06-Feb-13 17:56:42

Me! Dd born on due date. Hoping number 2 same or earlier!


beckie90 Wed 06-Feb-13 19:33:05

I went into labour on my due date with ds2 but had a very looonng labour so wasn't born on it, he prob would have been of he wasn't back to back and in a difficult position and rather big for me. Ds1 was 12 days over.

MJP1 Wed 06-Feb-13 20:31:04

thanks Lovelies
Its great to hear some good news that due dates can be a dream come true
(obviously I know bub will come when she's good and ready, its just me moaning) and im abit impatient and am always really ontime/orgainised/early etc for things so having no control over this is weriod. As it the fact that it could happen at any time really, I have had what I thought were a few twinges/things going on then they just stopped so it really is a waiting game isnt it.


Iggly Wed 06-Feb-13 20:32:31

Me with my second. She arrived at 2345 ie 15 mins to spare.

sunnyday123 Wed 06-Feb-13 20:41:52

My first was on due date and my second was 2 hours into the day after!

Adreamz Wed 06-Feb-13 21:30:40

Me xx

lolalotta Wed 06-Feb-13 21:33:31

Me! grin

I had my first a little late, my second early and my third on her due date. Finally got it right!

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Wed 06-Feb-13 21:37:00

I was born on my due date. Mine were both 2 weeks late. None of my friends ever gave birth on the 'day'. Hope you are one of the 5% good luck

BadRoly Wed 06-Feb-13 21:38:56

Dc2 came on the due date.

Dc3 was over a week late, dc4 was over a week early. Dc1 was an elcs so doesn't count grin. Fairly confident that dates were as accurate as they can be!

Best GP I had told me at my booking in with one of them "I will give you a due date of April. Normal term is 37-42 weeks so I am very confident that this baby is due in April" grin

EggInABap Wed 06-Feb-13 22:08:12

DS1 came right on time, likes to be punctual like his mother! Whereas DS2 was 5 days late (and a lot bigger shock)

sleeplessinderbyshire Wed 06-Feb-13 22:27:19

I went into labour at 730pm on the day before my due date and DD2 was born at 0045 on her due date

I had my Ds on his due date 1st Dc and my labour was only 4 hours I think he was a bit of a rarity :D I don't think I will be as lucky this time!

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