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How far along where you when you had your first?

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ccsays Mon 07-Oct-13 10:51:17

I'm 29+3 with my first child and keep getting told I'm more likely to go overdue. I'd rather not, as I'd really prefer not to be induced. I was just wondering what sorts of stages people on here were at when they went into labour with their first?

Scoobyblue Wed 16-Oct-13 15:17:48

40 weeks exactly. Waters broke at 1 minute past midnight and dd was born at midday. All very punctual.

BraveLilBear Wed 16-Oct-13 09:12:36

Waters broke 39+6, born 40+1 after induction/augmentation

Was convinced I'd go over due to family history and the fact that the due date was 6 days earlier than I thought was possible.

Annoyingly, my induction was delayed by staffing issues, as DS would have been a royal baby had he arrived on his due date!

Pipsmilkmaid Thu 10-Oct-13 17:40:35

29+6 EMCS

tinkytoes Thu 10-Oct-13 17:33:48

40+5 induced as my water broke and contraction was not strong enough or so the midwife said. 4 hours later, little one was born with just gas and air. They had to switch the drip off half way cos I was contracting too fast. Like ThedementedPenguin said, not all inductions are bad!

TheCountessOlenska Thu 10-Oct-13 16:30:41

40 + 4

JessieEssex Thu 10-Oct-13 16:19:02

DD1 39+4, DD2 36+5

emi2989 Thu 10-Oct-13 14:46:33

39+4 smile

heartisaspade Thu 10-Oct-13 14:05:11

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Scarifying Thu 10-Oct-13 13:31:05

DD = due date

Scarifying Thu 10-Oct-13 13:30:38

I wonder how accurate the official dates are though. I could never remember when I last had a period so I don't know if that means my dates were guesses. My scan dates came up with even earlier dates than my assumed DD.

fuckwittery Thu 10-Oct-13 13:26:42

Wow bigbuttons you carry your babies naturally for a long time. My first two were 40+10 and 40+18 and really hoping for an earlier baby this time (currently 37+5) but I guess I better accept there may well be a pattern, sigh, only another 4-5 weeks to go then!

pinkpeony Thu 10-Oct-13 13:01:24

DC1 waters broke 38+1, born the next day
DC2 waters broke 38+1, born 3 hours later

clear pattern with me!

JaffaSnaffle Thu 10-Oct-13 10:56:08

DD1 38+1
DD2 38+6
Both spontaneous labour.

sparklechops Thu 10-Oct-13 09:13:58

41 weeks exactly. A sweep helped me along.

Cucumberscarecrow Thu 10-Oct-13 07:35:27

40+4 here.

Good luck to you!

MrsHoolie Wed 09-Oct-13 23:30:40


Fruli Wed 09-Oct-13 22:25:55

37+1...six hours later she was here

Flisspaps Wed 09-Oct-13 21:36:57

40+15, induced.

JamJarOfDaffs Wed 09-Oct-13 19:20:55

38+2 both DCs!

I was superstitious about DC2 being born on that date and my C-section was schedule for week 39 with DC2. It had been my worst fear after a long, unpleasant labour and EMCS with DC1 to go into labour and not have time for a c-section with DC2 - but this is what happened and went wonderfully. I felt so empowered by having had a vaginal birth and no doubt the recovery was better.

I felt in both pregnancies that I would go early, don't know whey but I was pretty sure just as I knew I was pregnant both times before doing the earliest pregnancy test...Go with your instincts!

Galena Wed 09-Oct-13 16:18:53

27+4 - you've already made it further than me!

wigwam33 Wed 09-Oct-13 15:14:30

41 weeks and 6 days (avoided induction despite pressure)

Draculasbride Wed 09-Oct-13 13:12:36

41+1 with ds
40+4 with dd

igirisu Wed 09-Oct-13 12:51:22

I went 42 weeks and my son was born the day before i was due to be induced, i had been having bad bh for about 2 weeks before and was in labour for 3 days. Everyone told me my son would be early and he was very late! Good luck with the rest of your journey x

Goldenhandshake Wed 09-Oct-13 11:32:19

Labour started at 40+6 DD was born 40+9

lovelylentils Wed 09-Oct-13 06:43:17

40 + 16 (induced)

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