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Does a longer menstrual cycle mean a longer pregnancy?

(17 Posts)
RightUpMyRue Fri 05-Apr-13 11:22:08

40+2 today and usually have a 30-35 day cycle. Are they linked?

DameFanny Fri 05-Apr-13 11:24:45

My cycle was anything between 18 and 35 days and ds born at 38 weeks. [unhelpful]

marzipananimal Fri 05-Apr-13 11:27:16

A midwife told me that people with longer cycles have longer pregnancies. I have long cycles and DS was born at 40+13

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Fri 05-Apr-13 11:27:32

Unrelated.
Always had a 28day cycle. Dc1 40+13, dc2 39+1.
They come when they're ready.

DefiniteMaybe Fri 05-Apr-13 11:29:51

My cycles are anywhere from 31-180 days. Ds was born at 39+1, dd was born at 39+2.

RightUpMyRue Fri 05-Apr-13 11:30:29

40+13?!! No no no sad

GreatUncleEddie Fri 05-Apr-13 11:34:17

When I was having my babies I had a 31 day cycle. They were both 3 days over their due date. But I know the plural of anecdote is not data.

marzipananimal Fri 05-Apr-13 11:39:13

Sorry Rightup, hopefully you'll have better luck than me!

RightUpMyRue Fri 05-Apr-13 11:39:24

"But I know the plural of anecdote is not data."

grin Like it.

BeanoGrigio Fri 05-Apr-13 11:40:27

35-45 day cycle, dd arrived 3 days early.

CareerGirl01 Fri 05-Apr-13 11:46:47

27 day cycle-regular as clockwork - DD1 was born at 42+1

MrsBungle Fri 05-Apr-13 11:50:58

28 day cycle, regular as clock work. DC1 born 40+8. DC2 was induced at 40+4 and was showing no signs of coming before then!

I have never heard of this being related before. I think they just come when they are ready.

sieglinde Fri 05-Apr-13 11:54:00

Alas, no. I have a 23-day cycle and both my dcs were induced at 43 weeks sad

CheeseandGherkins Fri 05-Apr-13 12:09:19

5-6 weeks cyclea and all mine were early. 36 weeks, 38 weeks, 39 weeks, 37 weeks (induced stillbirth) and 34 weeks (semi induced due to GD (long story!))

MoreSnowPlease Fri 05-Apr-13 13:44:48

DS was 40 +18 and I have around a 28-30 day cycle I think sad good luck. I found that pretending my due date was later helped. And ignoring everyone that was asking whether he had been born yet!

rrreow Fri 05-Apr-13 13:50:03

If your due date was calculated from 12w scan measurements (rather than date of last period), you shouldn't have a longer pregnancy than average (but keeping in mind of course that average still has plenty of people giving birth later than their EDD).

RightUpMyRue Fri 05-Apr-13 14:27:54

Completely unrelated it seems.

Back to eating this pineapple and bouncing...

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