At what week/days did you give birth for your first pregnancy?
By - Defiant_Soup7990
Noon, on my due date. 40 weeks to the day!
Omg I was exactly on my due date too!
Also a due date baby!
Ditto, but I got a membrane sweep the day before so not sure how much longer it would have been if I hadn't lol
My first was a due date baby too!
Due date baby here too
My new daughter is also a due date baby! I was complaining that she didn’t seem like she was coming at midnight and at 3:30 my water broke.
I had a due date baby too!
This is what I’m hoping and praying and crossing my fingers for! I was born on my due date, lol
39w4d, then 39w5d.
If you want actual data versus anecdote, this article is really informative.
Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for sharing!
That was fascinating!
I was at exactly 38 weeks, my doc told me 5 days prior that I showed no signs of baby arriving early. We were all surprised when I got to L&D that morning. Funny thing is I gave birth 45 minutes before when I was scheduled for my 38 week appointment haha!
I've done this twice...
Scheduled for an appointment ended up in L&D the night before, and the office calls to find out why I missed my appointment.
I dunno Jane... Maybe because I'm in Labor? I mean, Doc is here if you wanna chat with him about my absence...
I had a massage booked the day I went into labour. I had been going to the same guy for 10 weeks by then, so he was well aware that any one of my appointments could be missed with little to no notice. It just so happened that he had to get someone else to cover for him that week, but I didn’t have the name of the sub. I called and left a voicemail for the clinic at 6:30 in the morning, and also wrote the clinic an email, copying my masseuse. I thought I had covered all my bases.
Sure enough, I got a call at noon from a huffy person asking why I didn’t make it to my appointment. I said, “I’m in labour and I’m having a baby in the next few hours”. She just said “oh”, and hung up.
Babies have such terrible timing! Haha! I had my regular appointment for a Brazilian wax the Friday after in hopes I'd get one more in before my due date. At my 6 week appt I got cleared to get waxed, so I called my esthetician to get in the next day lol. It was really disappointing to finally have my belly out of the way and still not be able to see between my legs 😂
we had someone show up for their regular BPP ultrasound at the high risk hospital I was in clinicals at during school... with their baby.
uhh. your baby has been born. we no longer need to do weekly BPPs because you're high risk. lol.
Okay that is hilarious 😂
This one cracks me up. I'd love to show up for an ultrasound with the baby in my arms.
Haha! As soon as baby came out I said "doc, I think I'm gonna miss my appointment"
I'm 38 weeks today 😳
Start sleeping with a towel under your butt I guess? Lol
Pro tip- puppy potty pads lol we had some from our big dogs they are great for the car ride to the hospital to lol. And depends for after birth
40+5 remeber too that alot of people get induced
40+5 for both! No induction here.
My first came at 39+2. My obgyn told me they want patients to get to 37 weeks (at least) since babies are just putting on weight after that point, and they more than likely won’t need a NICU stay.
Spontaneous labor at 40weeks exactly. Born that day
40 +3 after four inductions
I know right. Not fun lol
It could be the "induction" my friend in Germany got. They said she needed to be induced at like 41 weeks or so, but the induction was just giving her an herbal smoothie, not pumping her full of pitocin! So it was still four days before that baby popped out.
Same. I was only induced once though. Had the epidural 3 times as they kept doing it wrong 🥴
36+2, my water broke movie-style at 10 pm on a Friday night 😅😅
I gave birth at 41+6.
And I’m over here crying about 41+3. Holy cow.
I was so happy when it finally happend. A day later they wanted to induce birth. But luckily it started natural
Same. My baby was breech until the scheduled cesarean at 40 weeks. She flipped the day before. She went on to 41w6d when they were going to induce, but labor started spontaneously. Had her at midnight that night. Literally minutes before 42w
I can’t imagine how that flip felt. My mom was scheduled for a c/s with my brother at 39 weeks because he was breech. He tried to flip the week before and my mom said it felt like she was experiencing the scene in Alien where the alien baby busts out the woman’s belly.
It felt very bizarre, but polyhydramnios diagnosis probably made it easier for me than most.
37 weeks exactly
Same! And also a boy born 07/2020 :)
Twins! Is your little guy keeping you as busy as mine is?
42 weeks 2 days
42 weeks and induced for me 😂
Unless this is a typo, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing! I was going to post my birth story but anytime I comment about going over 42w I get downvoted so it’s nice to see someone else whose body did what mine did
No type-o just the world’s most stubborn child lol. This was also nearly 16 yrs ago things have definitely changed.
It's also a regional thing. In France and other countries term is 41 and going to 43 + 6 is normal.
Dang I’m as no-intervention crunchy as they come but I’d be buying pitocin from a vet supply company at 43+ 🤣
Do they count weeks from the last period? Because daaaaamn 43+6 holy shit.
My bad guys - it's 42 + 6. Typo.
That is very interesting to hear. My last baby was 42+5 but every pregnancy of mine has been close to or over 42w and most people in the US consider this crazy dangerous
Hey I am totally green to everything birth/baby related lol, why would 42 be bad ??
Where I’m at (Southern USA) it’s typical policy to induce before 42w as that is considered dangerously overdue
Ah ok TY. I know a couple of my friends here in Canada got induced although I don’t think they were too far past the due date.
The placenta starts to deteriorate after ~40 weeks. But it's slow, and you definitely still have time after 40 weeks! But in the US that's the main reason they don't want you going beyond 42 (and some doctors even way earlier)
I know it’s anecdotal, but my daughter was born 42+1. Because my MIL had been so freaked out about my placenta, I asked the nurse how it looked after she got it in the bucket. In her word it “looked like it still had juice in it.” I think because due dates are from last period and not ovulation the date can be way off if you have a longer cycle like I do. So my 42+1 was probably more like 41+4 if I go by when I know I ovulate (I track it, so I know for sure). Plus, my family just has late babies. I had to fight the doctors on not inducing me because every was fine with me and babe other than some ate that wasn’t even right.
I went to 41+5 but only because I had a midwife. If I had gone another day she was going to send me to be induced. I quite possibly should have been induced, BP was borderline and I ended up in the hospital instead of the birth center as planned, because there was meconium. For my second kid I just had a regular OB and got induced due to high BP a couple weeks early, but it took like two days to really get it going. I always wonder what would have happened if I wasn’t with a midwife for my first - maybe I’d have been induced. But being induced sucked! Anyway, sorry to ramble, just wanted to say that I too went quite late and sometimes feel weird talking about it since it’s not common.
42 weeks here as well ✌️
41+3 for me ☺️ was supposed to have an appointment that same day to discuss the possibility of an induction!
36+5. Planned c section. Her butt was on my cervix and her head and feet were in my ribs. My uterus also decided it was done making fluid hence the early c section.
baby's kidneys make all the fluid after about 16 weeks iirc from school - ultrasound tech. I don't scan OB as much for my job and forget little details
I was 40+6 for my first! :)
Me too! I had an induction scheduled for the next day!
Me three! I had a biophysical profile scheduled for the next day and was so bummed I’d be getting a fourth ultrasound and not a baby haha.
Induced at 41+1
1st: 33 weeks. 2nd: 39 weeks
40+8. I was so over it.
Oh yeah, I guess. I usually viewed it as 8 days over, so that's why I wrote it that way
40+5 but I was induced.
40+1 (water was leaking on my due date was induced that day but she took 26 hours to come)
Went into labor 38+5 days, delivered 38+6 days! I'm 24 for refrence and FTM
39+6! Pretty dang accurate
40+1 (only +1 by 7mins) and 39+5 with my second! Had a stretch&sweep both times
32+2, incompetent cervix
On my due date. It was like he had a calendar in there.
I walked around dilated to 5cm for a month before hand, with absolutely zero signs of labor. Then bam; 2:30 AM I woke up and thought I was having GI upset, but after 4 trips to the bathroom at regular intervals, I figured out what was up.
I think it's cause a lot of the posters here are American, birth is highly medicalized in the US and there's a lot more interventions .
US based and keep getting so much pushback for not wanting induction it’s crazy. For full picture I do have GD but it’s been well controlled and my biophysicals have been perfect. That changes so does my mind immediately but I really believe induction is over used.
Also my primary physician (who does and has delivered babies) is in the same camp that I don’t need to be induced unless I go past 41 weeks. Not there yet 🤷🏻♀️
Not disagreeing, but why would that cause women to not go into labor?
I think it would cause them to go into labour earlier, like we're seeing in these bump groups.
Ah, got it! I misunderstood your comment
It's getting the same way in the UK too, induction for all sorts of reasons
35 week spontaneous contractions. Healthy, happy boy that only needed 36 hours in NICU.
37 and 6
I delivered my first at 39+5. Spontaneous labor, vaginal delivery.
I was 36+3 water started leaking and broke all of a sudden.
36+4 here. Funny thing is, I told her she couldn’t come until after my (late) baby shower. My water broke before sunrise the next day.
We had just come home from a 7pm movie so a little after 9. My husband went down the street to help a neighbor while I went to take a shower. I was leaking. I called the on call number and the dr told me to go in. Texted then called my husband. He sprinted home got to the hospital at 10pm. Water completely broke waiting for triage. Gave birth at 9:09am the next morning.
Same here I was just 36+4! Was not expecting that at all haha.
Right! I was totally freaked out. Wasn't packed yet. 11hrs later I had a 6lb 3oz baby girl.
Same!!! We threw stuff together and I had a c section a few hours later since he was breeched. 6 pounds 4 oz, almost the same hehe! Actually he was just born two days ago so I’m still here and he’s in the NICU right now 😢
Aww hopefully you both will be discharged soon. My little girl turned 5 in May.
I’m at 40+1 and she is showing no signs of coming anytime soon 😭😭
I said the same thing when I was 40+1, went into labour the night of 40+2! Stay strong! 😂
I used going over 40+0 as an excuse to eat all the yummy, spicy Thai food I could 😂
41+5 for my first one.
40+4, spontaneously (not induced).
37+4. I went into preterm labor at 34 weeks, but I got medication to stop the labor and he stayed inside for another 3.5 weeks, thankfully!
40 + 6
37+4 but I felt from the start he’d come early...
36+2 C-section due to IUGR and preeclampsia
37w exactly. Went for a sono and they told me my fluid was low and sent me over to the hospital to be induced. I was super shocked and thought I had time. I just packed my hospital bag the night before.
42 weeks with my first, we started the induction at 41 + 4 and ended in a Csection.
My second was 41 + 2, also a c section after zero dilation or effacing gave us very little options for a VBAC induction attempt.
37 weeks. Normal healthy pregnancy, just went into labor when I was 36+6 and had him the day I turned 37 weeks! Very unexpected but baby was healthy and I guess he was just ready to join us!
Just to explain the disparity you might be seeing, 40+5 is the average day for a FTM to go into spontaneous labor, but in the US many people get induced for medical reasons or electively closer to 37-39 weeks which skews what you’ll see in the sub and mom groups in general
Gave birth at exactly 38 weeks. I started eating dates everyday at 36 weeks and I work retail so I'm on my feet all day if that's any frame of reference.
40w4d. We did a lot of walking and Pokémon Go at the end to get her to come. lol.
35 weeks exactly but I was induced.
38 weeks exactly.
Technically 40+3 for mine when he finally arrived. Labor started late in the day 40+1 and my water broke early in the morning 40+2.
I was induced at 41+3.
I had my son 39+4
39+4! Water broke the night before.
39+6 for me! We were going to start talking about induction at my 40 week appointment, which was scheduled for the next day.
It was definitely bizarre to the nurses at the hospital. They were exceedingly surprised that I was really, actually, truly in spontaneous labor with my first at 37+6.
May I ask why that’s so surprising?? Just pregnant with my first so I have no idea lol
I was induced at 41+6, 13 days past my due date!
She's a good healthy baby, I think the extra time helped!
The night of my due date! I'm Norwegian, though, and we put the due date on 40 + 3 weeks.
42+1 - I was DONE with being pregnant lol
40 +6 spontaneous labor
41+6 and then 41+3
First baby 40+4, second baby came sooo close to being on my due date, she was born just after midnight the next day though!
41+6 first baby
Literally went into labour just after midnight on my due date! Has no warning signs before that.
40+3 spontaneous! I was really mad though, I thought she'd come early🤣
41+5, and that was after two membrane sweeps which did nothing, and then finally choosing to be induced. Luckily baby was born about nine hours after starting Pitocin!
40+5 for first, 40+5 for second, 40+5 for third!
41w4d - I was induced.
41+2, by induction, cos the hospital was full. I guess a lot of people were having Super Bowl babies in 2015. 🤣
41+6. He did not want to come out, lol. When he finally decided to, I didn't even realize I was in labor. I remember hanging around the house eating fries and asking myself if what I was feeling were contractions(they were.)
42+1. It was hell. I had to be induced.
41 weeks and day.
Induced at 41+3 with my first.
42 weeks exactly, induced at 41+6. 😭 Had then induce me at 39+4 the second time.
39 weeks exactly, but I’m not convinced it would have been 39 weeks in a vacuum. I was working to be ready for labor. I drank raspberry leaf tea, ate dates, had sex about every 3rd day the last couple of weeks, and had a membrane sweep at 38+6.
I was induced at 42 weeks.
GF just gave birth on 9/10 @ 40 +5.
39 + 2 for my first!
35 + 4 days PPROM
40+5. Induced on 40+3.
40w 5d, hoping it'll be earlier this time around!
39+0 for my first. But, interestingly enough, baby 2 came at 40+4 🤣😭
40+4 (was induced, just had my water broken and was in labour within 20 minutes). My ob was shocked I add it that long. Based on my signs and body he had almost guaranteed I’d have gone into labour over the weekend (40+2-40+3) and he was sure I wasn’t going to make it to my induction. Based on how quickly I went into labour, it’s like if he hadn’t induced, I’d have gone into labour in a day or two.
I was induced at 39 weeks as my OB was worried that she wasn’t growing enough. I’m pretty sure I was nowhere near ready if it wasn’t for that fact. I wasn’t dilated or anything.
37+2 or 3. Hospital counted differently than my app.
Went into labor 39+5, he was born 39+6 😊
39+2. Had a membrane sweep at 38+6. I was 2cm at the sweep!
39 exactly. I went in for my 39 wk exam and surprise was 7 cm without having any labor pains. Went straight to the hospital.
41+2 for my first
41+1. I was quite fixated on my due date and found that every day that passed after that without going into labour quite difficult mentally.
41+2 with my first (he was sunny side up and had a tough time descending), 39+4 with second who positioned herself just perfect.
My first was 40+2. On 40+1 I went to my doctor and had my membranes swept. I started contracting that night.
I’m currently 28+5. Curious as to how this one will go myself
41 exactly but went into labour at 40+5
40 weeks exactly for my first (went into labour at 39+5), 39+4 for my second, labour and delivery all in same day.
41 weeks exactly
40 weeks 6 days. All 3 pregnancies.
Water broke at 39+4 at about 6pm, gave birth at 39+5 around 3am
40+5 with my first , 40 for my second ( sweet boy came exactly on his due date!)
Not induced for either birth
First baby was 40 weeks +1 day. Not induced or US based, but I was told I would be induced if the baby went over 41 weeks. For my second, (US now) I’ve been given an option to induce voluntarily at 39 weeks , so maybe voluntary induction is more of a US thing. I did not have that option with my first birth.
40+2 first pregnancy
41+2 second pregnancy
A lot of people here are induced. 40+5 I believe is the average for a spontaneous (no induction/helping along) first delivery
I had no induction or any medical procedure to speed anything up and I started true labour (had prodromal labour since my actual due date) on 40+3 and delivered 40+4.
41 weeks 5 days. Failed induction cause this cervix doesn’t dilate.
41+5 I remember my midwife asking if I thought I was going to give birth soon at 39 and I just said nope, far too comfortable
41+2. I was induced. I tried everything bouncing on yoga balls and taking walks everyday etc. My daughter was really comfortable in there I guess hahaha.
40+5 days. I’m pregnant with my second and it’s crazy how much I noticed people being induced by 39 wks. My new OB suggested it and I said absolutely not.
Both @ 42 weeks by induction.