I know everyone is different but for your first baby, was he/she early/late/on time?
I've had soooo many people say to me "ooh, first baby will def be late" but my close friends who have had babies one was 17 days early, one was 2 days early, one was 7 days early and another 2 days early.
Just curiousity really and i know that baby will come when baby is ready!
I was a first baby and I was three weeks early, my little brother was two weeks early. I am now pregnant with my first and wonder if its genetic! I do hear a lot of people say first babies go over but it depends on the person. Good luck
I've been asking this too! me and DP are both first babies and came 2 n 3 weeks early, my family all seem to have early babies or just on time but i know 2 girls from work who were 2 weeks late each...
i think it's just another old wives tale and they will come when they come
I'm sat here at 40+11 with my first. I was 9 days late. My SIL had her first two weeks early. Other friends: 15 days late, 5 days late, 2 days late, 10 days late. Babies come when they're good and ready. As I'm finding to my cost!
I think statistically first babies are born slightly later, but obviously not always the case. Before I had DS all of my friends had late babies, so I was expecting to be overdue with mine, but he arrived 10 days early so proved me wrong! DH predicted an early baby, so he was very smug afterwards, and now thinks he is some kind of baby whisperer (foetus whisperer?), and is predicting that this one is going to come this week and be a girl, despite my due date being three weeks away, and the ultrasound technician telling us it's a boy
My first was late but SIL had first at 38 weeks and 2nd at 42 weeks and friend also had 1st at 37 weeks and second at 41. Don't know if relevant but both the firsts were girls and the seconds were boys
Went into labour bang on time. When I was pregnant, people kept saying to me "first babies are always late" but I never bought it - I knew several people whose first babies were early (and at that point, only two people who were late)! I don't think there's any truth in it, to be honest.