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Early first baby?

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j200 Tue 09-Dec-14 08:27:51

Hi am 36 weeks today and wondered how many people had an early first baby naturally?

Wondering whether my little one could be making an appearance at Xmas!

Queenofknickers Tue 09-Dec-14 08:30:32

My DS was born at 37 weeks grin

HippyPottyMouth Tue 09-Dec-14 08:34:24

DD arrived at 36 weeks.

BeginnerSAHM Tue 09-Dec-14 08:38:33

My first arrived at 38 weeks... Didn't even have a hospital bag packed as was convinced first babies come late (and take ages) - they don't always!

Tiredbadger Tue 09-Dec-14 08:47:07

My DD arrived at 36 weeks. So yours could be here for Christmas grin

bakingmad83 Tue 09-Dec-14 13:23:17

I'm still pregnant, but two friends had theirs at 36 weeks earlier this year and another at 38 weeks.

MissWimpyDimple Tue 09-Dec-14 13:29:04

Yes naturally and very fast at 35weeks. No warning signs at all. Got home from work. Few hours later had my DD

imyourhuckleberry Tue 09-Dec-14 13:32:04

I was 10 days early. The midwife at the hospital said I could not be in established labour as it was my first and said it was very unusual for first babies to be early.... 4 hours later my baby was in my arms!

Funkytown Tue 09-Dec-14 14:45:47

first baby natural 38 weeks and 3 hour labour

BikeRunSki Tue 09-Dec-14 14:47:55

My first came at 37+ 5

KleineDracheKokosnuss Tue 09-Dec-14 14:50:20

38 weeks and 6 our labour (from first twinge). So entirely possible, yes smile

Velvetbunny Tue 09-Dec-14 14:53:28

38+1 & 4.5 hour labour. No signs before waters broke & had first contractions that we're only a few mins apart. Good luck with everything.

Showy Tue 09-Dec-14 14:53:42

Full term is anywhere between 37 and 42 weeks so theoretically, yes it could happen soon. While stastically, first babies gestate for slightly longer, some will obviously be born sooner. My first came at 38 weeks.

Roxie85 Tue 09-Dec-14 15:29:42

I was due jan 10th and ended up giving birth at 37+4 after naturally going into labour.
My dd turns 1 on Xmas Eve!

bettybyebye Tue 09-Dec-14 15:37:42

My DS came at 37+2 - no warning at all before my waters broke...had only just finished work!

RoomForOneMore Tue 09-Dec-14 19:49:00

My first was born early at 34+5, no warning, waters broke and she was born 12 hours later none the worse for her early entrance. Currently 36 weeks with my second and wondering which side of Christmas they'll show up!

babyfedleaning Tue 09-Dec-14 19:57:14

39+2. Waters broke whilst I brushed my teeth. DS1 born 18 hours later. Unfortunately DS2 was 5 days overdue and induced!

snozzlemaid Tue 09-Dec-14 20:05:16

My first was born at 37+3.

cookielove Tue 09-Dec-14 20:08:07

My baby was born when I was 36 +1 although I went into labour days earlier, just no one at the hospital believed me!

Cupcakes123 Tue 09-Dec-14 20:08:52

38+5 here, 11 hours from waters breaking to baby in my arms smile

Cullercoats88 Tue 09-Dec-14 20:20:47

Oh god this worries me, I'm 32+4 and planning on travelling to see parents this xmas, 4hr drive away from my house. It wouldn't be the end of the world if baby came whilst I was there,but it would be nice if she find hang on until 37weeks!!

minipie Tue 09-Dec-14 20:21:31

34+0 - waters went then contractions shortly after. No warning. A big shock as I was fully expecting to go overdue!

10% of babies are born <37 weeks. (not sure about first babies specifically).

darlingfascistbullyboy Tue 09-Dec-14 20:24:30

yup dc1 at 36 weeks; totally unexpected.

LittleRedRidingHoodie Tue 09-Dec-14 20:45:30

I so hope mine comes early. I'm 32 weeks and in flippin agony. You've given me some hope!

Strokethefurrywall Tue 09-Dec-14 20:46:53

Yep, 37+6 with DS1, 5 hours start to finish, 38+1 with DS2, 8 hours start to finish (waters didn't break until the end)

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