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At how many weeks did you give birth to your first?

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star6 Sun 14-Sep-08 10:07:32

Just curious... wondering what's most "common"... I'm 36 weeks now and really need the full 40 weeks!! Wondering how common that is....

CantSleepWontSleep Sun 14-Sep-08 10:12:17


HereComeTheGirls Sun 14-Sep-08 10:14:54

sorry..but 36, had gone on maternity leave the day before!

Nbg Sun 14-Sep-08 10:16:02

40+4 for my first

ivykaty44 Sun 14-Sep-08 10:16:41


lulumama Sun 14-Sep-08 10:17:09

most likely you will go to 41 weeks!

ladytophamhatt Sun 14-Sep-08 10:18:38


(then 40+6, 40+4 and 41 incase you wondered)

TigerFeet Sun 14-Sep-08 10:19:55

Labour started at 40+3, dd born 40+4

noonki Sun 14-Sep-08 10:21:22

38 weeks for mine

then 40 weeks (missed his due date by 17 minutes!)

purpleflower Sun 14-Sep-08 10:21:41


star6 Sun 14-Sep-08 10:22:13

I would like to go at exactly 40 weeks. That would work into all of my plans just perfectly. Any special rituals/dances to make baby come on an exact day, anyone grin
DH has paternity leave for 2 weeks at full pay (he's a teacher) and if I could go on my due date (oct 12th) then he would get 3 weeks (to include the oct. half term)... and it would work for my planning of other things as well. But I realize more and more that babies don't always do exactly what we want them to grin
Just being selfish, really... last chance before baby arrives!!

elkiedee Sun 14-Sep-08 10:22:37

Induced at 41 + 1 (evening), baby born at 41 + 3 (very early am)

princessglitter Sun 14-Sep-08 10:22:52

40+13 for my first (induced) and 40+12 for dd2

star6 Sun 14-Sep-08 10:23:40

Thanks for all the replies!! It looks promising that he will not arrive early. That's comforting

ninja Sun 14-Sep-08 10:25:15

39+4 but I think 41+1 is average for th first.

Surely if you went after 40 weeks your DH would also get 3 weeks off (it's just that half-term would be in the middle.

Apparantly nipple stimulation is the thing that works best to bring on babies so get that breast pump out nearer to the time!

laughalot Sun 14-Sep-08 10:27:53

41 + 3

CvQ Sun 14-Sep-08 10:28:11


uptomyeyes Sun 14-Sep-08 10:29:40


star6 Sun 14-Sep-08 10:35:13

AHH!! To the 36 weeks! feeling contractions now hmm... just kidding!

ninja I think the half term would count as one of the weeks off for paternity leave... (cheeky I know).
Is it ok to use a breast pump before you give birth? I tried it out once, but only for a few seconds. I wouldn't want to run out of colostrum...

cat8800 Sun 14-Sep-08 10:40:58

40 Weeks
(then 35 weeks for 2nd)

RupertTheBear Sun 14-Sep-08 10:44:07

Labour started at 40 + 2, dd born on 40 + 4

SushiMama Sun 14-Sep-08 10:55:45

Sorry to disappoint, but 42+1. I was hoping I'd be early too hmm

Frizbe Sun 14-Sep-08 10:56:12

40 weeks +5

electra Sun 14-Sep-08 10:56:13


PavlovtheCat Sun 14-Sep-08 10:58:31


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