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At what week/days did you give birth for your first pregnancy?

At what week/days did you give birth for your first pregnancy?

designerstargirl

Noon, on my due date. 40 weeks to the day!


ashdawg8790

Omg I was exactly on my due date too!


yellowjacketbaby

Also a due date baby!


Are_we_there_

Same!


friendsfan84

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


yigottamakeausername

My first was a due date baby too!


Bletica

Due date baby here too


Wise-Butterscotch-81

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.


MrsFrizz18

I had a due date baby too!


Tea_Sudden

This is what I’m hoping and praying and crossing my fingers for! I was born on my due date, lol


SACGAC

39w4d, then 39w5d. If you want actual data versus anecdote, this article is really informative. https://towardsdatascience.com/are-first-babies-more-likely-to-be-late-1b099b5796b6


Brittany_WMSB

Fascinating!!


rudehoroscope

Thank you for sharing!


smtwrfs52

Thanks for sharing!


nmbubbles

That was fascinating!


ittybittybroad

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!


Infamous_Ad2379

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...


kanadia82

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.


ittybittybroad

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 😂


MaryJunebug

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.


rosiemomma88

Okay that is hilarious 😂


mypregnantthrowaway

This one cracks me up. I'd love to show up for an ultrasound with the baby in my arms.


ittybittybroad

Haha! As soon as baby came out I said "doc, I think I'm gonna miss my appointment"


ThrowRAin-laws

I'm 38 weeks today 😳


ittybittybroad

Start sleeping with a towel under your butt I guess? Lol


alliebogege

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


lovinfluff

40+5 remeber too that alot of people get induced


lickedy_split

40+5 for both! No induction here.


nerdiya

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.


MJH2014

Spontaneous labor at 40weeks exactly. Born that day


conzembb

Same!


rachelgsp

Wow!


kelloballo

40 +3 after four inductions


MyTFABAccount

FOUR? Wow!


kelloballo

I know right. Not fun lol


Stunning-Bind-8777

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.


pigsnponies

Same. I was only induced once though. Had the epidural 3 times as they kept doing it wrong 🥴


aftfromcanada

Omg 😳


eniale_e

36+2, my water broke movie-style at 10 pm on a Friday night 😅😅


bine_summt_herum

I gave birth at 41+6.


rjoyfult

And I’m over here crying about 41+3. Holy cow.


bine_summt_herum

I was so happy when it finally happend. A day later they wanted to induce birth. But luckily it started natural


crablady21

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 Edit spelling


surgically_inclined

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.


crablady21

It felt very bizarre, but polyhydramnios diagnosis probably made it easier for me than most.


marzi24

40w 0d


pet_every_dog

37 weeks exactly


Maybelle_

41+4


MelisabethR1989

Same! And also a boy born 07/2020 :)


Maybelle_

Twins! Is your little guy keeping you as busy as mine is?


AnxiousMom4

42 weeks 2 days


nostoplights

42 weeks and induced for me 😂


Baddecisionsbkclb

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


AnxiousMom4

No type-o just the world’s most stubborn child lol. This was also nearly 16 yrs ago things have definitely changed.


workinclassballerina

It's also a regional thing. In France and other countries term is 41 and going to 43 + 6 is normal. Edit *** 42+6 Sorry guys!


Rainyqueer1

Dang I’m as no-intervention crunchy as they come but I’d be buying pitocin from a vet supply company at 43+ 🤣


novemberrrain

Do they count weeks from the last period? Because daaaaamn 43+6 holy shit.


workinclassballerina

My bad guys - it's 42 + 6. Typo.


Baddecisionsbkclb

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


tzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Hey I am totally green to everything birth/baby related lol, why would 42 be bad ??


Baddecisionsbkclb

Where I’m at (Southern USA) it’s typical policy to induce before 42w as that is considered dangerously overdue


tzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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.


Stunning-Bind-8777

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)


WildPerformer8686

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.


mtho176

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.


mamaklb

42 weeks here as well ✌️


Immediate-Flow3390

41+3 for me ☺️ was supposed to have an appointment that same day to discuss the possibility of an induction!


cartoonhero42

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.


MaryJunebug

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


rosiemomma88

I was 40+6 for my first! :)


YeetAggressively

Me too! I had an induction scheduled for the next day!


Lucky-Donkey-1130

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.


sweet-alyssums

Induced at 41+1


KeyFeeFee

Same.


RevolutionaryFix8

+1


SongsAboutTrains

41 exactly!


Nancy_Wheeler

1st: 33 weeks. 2nd: 39 weeks


Stunning-Bind-8777

40+8. I was so over it.


sarahelizaf

41+1?


Stunning-Bind-8777

Oh yeah, I guess. I usually viewed it as 8 days over, so that's why I wrote it that way


saladgnome

40+5 but I was induced.


4M9A1M6A

40+1 (water was leaking on my due date was induced that day but she took 26 hours to come)


Honest-Sauce

39 +5


PlumandCat

Went into labor 38+5 days, delivered 38+6 days! I'm 24 for refrence and FTM


Saraht0nin518

38+4


jules6388

39


PopandLocklear

39+6! Pretty dang accurate


TaylorIannetti

40+1 (only +1 by 7mins) and 39+5 with my second! Had a stretch&sweep both times


peppi4life

32+2, incompetent cervix


3houlas

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.


workinclassballerina

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 .


alwaysTryingx

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 🤷🏻‍♀️ 38+4


tigers88

Not disagreeing, but why would that cause women to not go into labor?


workinclassballerina

I think it would cause them to go into labour earlier, like we're seeing in these bump groups.


tigers88

Ah, got it! I misunderstood your comment


Bethbeth35

It's getting the same way in the UK too, induction for all sorts of reasons


Gingieloxs

35 week spontaneous contractions. Healthy, happy boy that only needed 36 hours in NICU.


overwhelmed_panda

37 and 6


Ok_Yogurtcloset9728

I delivered my first at 39+5. Spontaneous labor, vaginal delivery.


EstelSnape

I was 36+3 water started leaking and broke all of a sudden.


Tejasgrass

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.


EstelSnape

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.


jfc0430

Same here I was just 36+4! Was not expecting that at all haha.


EstelSnape

Right! I was totally freaked out. Wasn't packed yet. 11hrs later I had a 6lb 3oz baby girl.


jfc0430

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 😢


EstelSnape

Aww hopefully you both will be discharged soon. My little girl turned 5 in May.


deh032

I’m at 40+1 and she is showing no signs of coming anytime soon 😭😭


motoole965

I said the same thing when I was 40+1, went into labour the night of 40+2! Stay strong! 😂


rachelgsp

I used going over 40+0 as an excuse to eat all the yummy, spicy Thai food I could 😂


hokie_polkie94

38+5


ramonacoaster

41W 2D


rxsteph11

38+5


SilveredMoon

41+5 for my first one.


BureaucratGrade99

40+4, spontaneously (not induced).


Puzzleheaded-Hurry26

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!


Lily_Lioness

40 + 6


Psychological_Ad9037

37+4 but I felt from the start he’d come early...


spud_simon_salem

36+2 C-section due to IUGR and preeclampsia


riskieststar

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.


careful_ibite

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.


bristolhoney

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!


feathersandanchors

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


thebabewiththepower

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.


sophiastarlight

40w4d. We did a lot of walking and Pokémon Go at the end to get her to come. lol.


kdawson602

35 weeks exactly but I was induced.


Puzzled-Barnacle2771

38 weeks exactly.


KSmegal

39+4


BobLovesTacos

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.


mathilda987654321

I was induced at 41+3.


VeggieCurry

40+4 💙


misspoisonn

I had my son 39+4


sbl3knits

41+3


IAmAlsoNotARobot

39+4! Water broke the night before.


funfettithecorgi

39+6 for me! We were going to start talking about induction at my 40 week appointment, which was scheduled for the next day.


WitchoftheWilde

37+6. 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.


tzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

May I ask why that’s so surprising?? Just pregnant with my first so I have no idea lol


stacksofstyle

41+3


keepthebear

I was induced at 41+6, 13 days past my due date! She's a good healthy baby, I think the extra time helped!


Ylvari

The night of my due date! I'm Norwegian, though, and we put the due date on 40 + 3 weeks.


Complete-Potato-6732

42+1 - I was DONE with being pregnant lol


Claire-liza

40 +6 spontaneous labor


MentalFairy

41+6 and then 41+3


tessakirsten

41+2


origamipig

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!


Narrow_Ad_2358

41+6 first baby


nomesnaomii

40+1 Literally went into labour just after midnight on my due date! Has no warning signs before that.


Ninnua

40+3 spontaneous! I was really mad though, I thought she'd come early🤣


tableauxno

41+3


californiaadventurer

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!


misspoopyloopy

40+5 for first, 40+5 for second, 40+5 for third!


aftfromcanada

41w4d - I was induced.


snailien

41+2, by induction, cos the hospital was full. I guess a lot of people were having Super Bowl babies in 2015. 🤣


mommyOG

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.)


missus_pteranodon

42+1. It was hell. I had to be induced.


rosiekins69

41 weeks and day.


lemonpee

Induced at 41+3 with my first.


crablady21

41w 6d


littleflashingzero

42 weeks exactly, induced at 41+6. 😭 Had then induce me at 39+4 the second time.


barnacles07

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.


192Sticks

I was induced at 42 weeks.


WTF_is_a_TruckBoat

GF just gave birth on 9/10 @ 40 +5.


sunderella

40+1


mariasangria87

38+2!


princessalways18

40+4


DarthSamurai

39 + 2 for my first!


lePetitRequin

35 + 4 days PPROM


PancakeAndGravy

40+5. Induced on 40+3.


everyonelikedthis

40w 5d, hoping it'll be earlier this time around!


BlessedBeTheMystery

39+0 for my first. But, interestingly enough, baby 2 came at 40+4 🤣😭


auspostery

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.


adg0717

37


xoxoforeverblessed

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.


Dudebrosef

40+2


amugglestruggle

37+2 or 3. Hospital counted differently than my app.


alizila

39+3


psychadelicmarmalade

Went into labor 39+5, he was born 39+6 😊


GreatInfluence6

39+2. Had a membrane sweep at 38+6. I was 2cm at the sweep!


seuce

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.


Ljmrgm

41+2 induced.


louluin

41+2 for my first


luceelastic

41+5 😊


torple-

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.


nole0882

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.


Psychological-Cost59

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


bekdoesreddit

41 exactly but went into labour at 40+5


kanadia82

40 weeks exactly for my first (went into labour at 39+5), 39+4 for my second, labour and delivery all in same day.


Balancefaith

41 weeks exactly


[deleted]

40 weeks 6 days. All 3 pregnancies.


highsierra31

Water broke at 39+4 at about 6pm, gave birth at 39+5 around 3am


Lyogi88

40+5 with my first , 40 for my second ( sweet boy came exactly on his due date!) Not induced for either birth


setthesails

41+2


masamim10

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.


stellaflora

40+2 first pregnancy 41+2 second pregnancy


Mercenarian

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.


ericauda

41 weeks 5 days. Failed induction cause this cervix doesn’t dilate.


lokibear29

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


Galileo_beta

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.


nellz321

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.


farthistory

41 weeks exactly


oksychic

Both @ 42 weeks by induction.