Advanced search

Would you like to be a member of our research panel? Join here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive offered for your views.

True or false? First babies are normally late?

(70 Posts)
lolly1988 Tue 18-Jun-13 20:08:32

Is this true or false? Usually first babies are due late? And are boys usually lazier than girls for lateness?

learnasyougo Tue 18-Jun-13 20:24:52

sixteen days late, and even then it took two sweeps and synto drip to get him moving.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Tue 18-Jun-13 20:25:05

Girl 37 weeks.

Boy 39+6

usualsuspect Tue 18-Jun-13 20:25:33

4 weeks early

JeanBillie Tue 18-Jun-13 20:27:36

False - DD born bang on 36 weeks at 6 lb 15 oz!

Hashtagwhatever Tue 18-Jun-13 20:28:04

False all mine were late and ive 4

bettybyebye Tue 18-Jun-13 20:28:51

My DS arrived at 37+2 - totally unprepared as I fully expected to go overdue as he was my first!

fishandmonkey Tue 18-Jun-13 20:29:23

i was told that on average first babies are born 5 days past due date.
(foolishly planned on dd being late. was totally unprepared when she arrived 2 weeks early)

swlmum Tue 18-Jun-13 20:30:24

DD - born at 36 weeks
DS - born at 34+4

Sleepyfergus Tue 18-Jun-13 20:31:02

Dd1 was born on due date. Dd2 was 5 days late according to official due date, but bang on time according to my date (based on my longer cycle which mw ignored).

Gonnabmummy Tue 18-Jun-13 20:32:15

I was the first baby and I was born at 32.5 weeks shock
But I'm not thinking about that because I'm 30 weeks now and don't want him here quite yet! X

firesidechat Tue 18-Jun-13 20:34:32

1st and 2nd in my, admittedly, limited experience. Both of mine were induced.

firesidechat Tue 18-Jun-13 20:35:36

Oh and both were girls.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 18-Jun-13 20:39:05

Ds1 was evicted at 42 +5 shock

beckie90 Tue 18-Jun-13 20:41:37

Ds1 was induced nearly 2wk over
Ds2 went into labour on my due date but born 5 over

KnittedWaffle Tue 18-Jun-13 20:48:58

DD (pfb) was born at 37 weeks
DS1 at 38 weeks
DS2 at 39 + 4 (those last couple of weeks felt like an eternity and I felt like a beached whale, which is no good with 2 preschoolers - going overdue must be even worse!)

Dillydollydaydream Tue 18-Jun-13 20:51:24

False. My dd was early. Only by 4 days but still early.
My ds was a week late.

Racheld33 Tue 18-Jun-13 20:55:42

False, DS born 4 days early.

Iwish Tue 18-Jun-13 21:03:49

False. My DS was born at 37+6. Xx

mistlethrush Tue 18-Jun-13 21:06:20

My DS was born at 39wks and 10lbs 5oz... Thank heavens he wasn't late!

lilstar Tue 18-Jun-13 21:15:19

My DD was born 5 days after EDD and weighed 5lbs13oz

miffybun73 Tue 18-Jun-13 21:18:01

My first was a boy, I awoke from a deep sleep to find my waters had broken at just after midnight when I was 37 weeks plus a few minutes.

He was born about 6 hours later.

Jo1984uk Tue 18-Jun-13 21:19:59

My DD was born on her due date smile

Yonihadtoask Tue 18-Jun-13 21:20:28

My DS was 3 days early.

Fakebook Tue 18-Jun-13 21:22:09

Dd was 10 days Overdue and the laziest baby ever. She never kicked. She squirmed a lot but never ever kicked inside. The sonographer was worried because she was so still at the 20 wk scan.

DS was a kicker. Used both feet to give me shocking kicks from very early on. He was born a few hours after his due date. He was very eager to come out.

deleted203 Tue 18-Jun-13 21:22:50

DD1 - arrived promptly at 8.30am on due date.
DS1 - 2 weeks early
DD2 - 3 weeks early
DS2 - 2 weeks early
DS3 - 3 days overdue and I insisted on being induced - big baby, SPD, reduced foetal movement, and (IMO) overdue for me.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now