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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.

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.

Knittingnovice Wed 06-Feb-13 17:35:04

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!

squalorvictoria Wed 06-Feb-13 18:18:07


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

NotADragonOfSoup Wed 06-Feb-13 21:35:13

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

TheFalconsmistress Wed 06-Feb-13 22:52:02

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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