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First babies! Late or Early??

(49 Posts)
Kissedbubble93 Wed 17-Aug-16 10:02:25

I'm pregnant with my first, I've heard that first babies come late.
When did everyone have there first?

Sorry im new to this

bigfriendlygiant Wed 17-Aug-16 10:07:00

Congratulations on your pregnancy.

My first was 36 weeks. Contractions started at 32 weeks but we managed to keep him trapped in there for an extra month.

My sister's first was 37 weeks.

Most people I know were 40+ weeks with their firsts though.

NapQueen Wed 17-Aug-16 10:09:23

40+2 contractions. 40+3 arrived.

PotatoBread Wed 17-Aug-16 10:11:11

DD born at 34 weeks

Friend recently went 10 days overdue with her DS.

Dont think there is anyway of knowing really!

DramaAlpaca Wed 17-Aug-16 10:12:39

My first came a week early.

Kissedbubble93 Wed 17-Aug-16 10:14:25

I'm 30 weeks tomorrow, but I've been having Braxton hicks my midwife said and I'm measuring quiet big.
Yesterday I had the poops and I've heard this is a common sign of early labour too.

So naturally I'm a bit worried

AmserGwin Wed 17-Aug-16 10:15:34

Both of mine were late. First 4 days and the second 6 days.

doggydogworld Wed 17-Aug-16 10:20:59

First came at 23 weeks!

ohidoliketobe Wed 17-Aug-16 10:21:39

40+3 for me. Thinking through my closest friends, from due date to 40+6 seems to most common week

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Wed 17-Aug-16 10:25:14

39 weeks exactly and a really quick labour. My midwife told me I was measuring big and that the baby would be at least 9lb shock, luckily she was wrong (7lb 1oz). smile

Auntybella Wed 17-Aug-16 10:32:31

38+3. I'm not sure if my HGwas a contributing factor. I was also told at a scan the day before that he was over 8lbs at 38+2. He came out at 7lb1oz

Kissedbubble93 Wed 17-Aug-16 10:32:36

I'm hoping baby holds out a little longer but he/she is laying really low and its starting to hurt slightly

Not sure if I'm being dramatic. As I've never been preg before

bigfriendlygiant Wed 17-Aug-16 10:34:41

Try not to worry too much.

Braxton Hicks are perfectly normal. They're also quite different from actual contractions.

Always call your midwife with any concerns but try not to worry yourself. flowers

DollyBarton Wed 17-Aug-16 10:37:53

I was 1 week early on my first, one week late on my second and bang on due date for my third (by 1 minute).

AddictedtoGreys Wed 17-Aug-16 10:39:40

My first was 38+2, currently 38+4 with my second!

SwishySplash Wed 17-Aug-16 10:40:20

10 days late with DS.

triangularchocolate Wed 17-Aug-16 10:40:21

40 + 5 for me officially, but 2 days early by my own calculations (based on OPKs)

MerricatsHouse Wed 17-Aug-16 10:40:59

Went in to labour at 38+5, DS born exactly a week early (42 hours later) hmm . He was 8lb 3oz so glad he didn't stick around for an extra week or so!

Knittedfrog Wed 17-Aug-16 10:43:43

40+15 here. Had to be induced twice.

Munchkin08 Wed 17-Aug-16 10:44:41

14 days late !!

originalusernamefail Wed 17-Aug-16 10:46:13

40+6 and 40+4 for me.

Whatsername17 Wed 17-Aug-16 10:48:15

41 weeks. 2 weeks on contractions starting and stopping. Very low bump for two weeks before.

wherethefuckisthefuckingtuna Wed 17-Aug-16 10:58:45

DS (my first) was 3 days early

Lj8893 Wed 17-Aug-16 11:02:24

40+1 here! Braxton hicks from about 32 weeks and diarrhoea on and off for the whole 3rd trimester.

Wouldn't worry too much yet op flowers

weegiemum Wed 17-Aug-16 11:14:06

I was 4 days early with dd1 and she was 9lb12oz!
10 days early with ds - he was 9lb3oz so very glad he came when he did!
dd2 was born at 36+6, but that was an induction.

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