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Do you know of any people that actually had their baby on their due date?

(49 Posts)
MayimBialik Fri 02-Nov-12 07:56:25

I KNOW it's not going to happen to me (well I suppose there's a 5% chance..) but feeling demotivated and would love to hear some stories about people that actually popped on their due date. Mine is 2 days away and it's only now starting to sink in that I'll be one of the minority that goes over (first baby)

MrsMuddyPuddles Fri 02-Nov-12 07:59:50

I had mine on the date expected by the calender (4 days early according to the scan). I also "only" had a 6 hour labour from "is that a contraction" to her arrival.

I hope it's the same for you!

melliebobs Fri 02-Nov-12 08:01:11

I wouldn't get too worked up about it. EDD is just that. An estimate

InherentlyCantankerous Fri 02-Nov-12 08:01:43

Me! Only with my 1st though the other 2 were late by 4 days and 7 days.

melliebobs Fri 02-Nov-12 08:03:18

Although to answer your question a friends waters broke on her due date. But dd arrived 2 days later

AstronomyDomine Fri 02-Nov-12 08:03:19

My mum, with me grin

Skivvytomany Fri 02-Nov-12 08:03:59

Me, my first. My second was a week early and third was 4 days late though.

lovetoski Fri 02-Nov-12 08:05:16

Me with my one and only ds

stickybean Fri 02-Nov-12 08:06:28

I did with my first, no signs of impending labour before first contraction either.
Second was a different story....

EMS23 Fri 02-Nov-12 08:08:56

I know of one. My first was early but all other friends firsts were late by between 3 days and 18 days!

Rockchick1984 Fri 02-Nov-12 08:24:54

I did with DS smile

DesperateHousewife21 Fri 02-Nov-12 08:25:09

My friend had her second on her due date and my SIL had her second on her due date too.

ohforfoxsake Fri 02-Nov-12 08:27:52

Both my boys arrived on their due date. My girls, however, we're 10 and 14 days late.

nextphase Fri 02-Nov-12 08:35:41

DS1 arrived the day after his due date.
DS2 arrived on his due date (after a 2 hr labour start to finish!)

Most of my mates have gone over on first baby tho.

FatimaLovesBread Fri 02-Nov-12 08:37:10

My friends DS arrived on his due date earlier this year. Not too long a labour either

coronalover Fri 02-Nov-12 09:46:48

I went into labour the night of me EDD and DS was born 24hrs later (technically 2days later but it didn't seem like it)!

Boop33 Fri 02-Nov-12 13:35:51

watching this with interest mayim as i am due in 2 days too ! lets hope we both get due date :-) .


bluebird68 Fri 02-Nov-12 13:43:23

i did!

TheDetective Fri 02-Nov-12 13:45:17

My mum did - with me, her one and only grin Never been on time ever since

DP's sister did with her second, but it doesn't count as she was induced. However she was only started on the induction process at 8pm, and he arrived at 11pm!

purplepants Fri 02-Nov-12 13:47:49

I had both my girls on their due dates smile (no intervention to get into labour) my boys were both induced early so I'll never know if they would have done too

FranTan Fri 02-Nov-12 13:48:06

Me with my first! Currently waiting to see what second will make an appearance. It happens!

TardyTulip Fri 02-Nov-12 13:48:37

My second child arrived bang on her due date and my best friend delivered her DS four months later on his due date! My first child was 11 days early though and my third was three days late so seemingly there's no rhyme or reason to it.

TheDetective Fri 02-Nov-12 13:50:00

I'm due tomorrow though. I suspect I won't be having a baby on my due date - my own DS was 13 days late!

It is my birthday sunday, the one day I don't want baby to make an appearance, but sods law predicts it probably will grin

DorothyGherkins Fri 02-Nov-12 13:53:20

First one, week early. Second bang on time!

Mintie190 Fri 02-Nov-12 13:54:55

Mine did - 8pm on the EDD with my DD1 (and only but pregnant with DC2). I was sure she was going to come on her due date and she did! I asked the midwife about it and she said that the baby can come any time between 37 - 41 weeks and if it comes on the EDD then that's just a coincidence. Hmmm, not sure I buy into that. Best of luck and hope you feel the first twinges soon.

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