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Old Sep 27th, 2009, 08:30 AM   1
Zeri
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How often do babies arrive 'early'/before their due date?


The post on maternity leave got me thinking. I plan to work down to 39 weeks. I was wondering though, how often is it that babies are born early? LIke between 34-38 weeks? ARe most babies born on or after their due dates? If you've been pregnant before, did you go all the way to your due date?

I'm wondering if I need to some more preparations in place just in case I happen to deliver early - like at 36 weeks.



 
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Old Sep 27th, 2009, 08:32 AM   2
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Aiden was born on his due date, i know that only 5% of babies are actually born on there due date xx



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Old Sep 27th, 2009, 08:38 AM   3
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Hollie was born 9 days early, i tink its just when they are ready?! xxx



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Old Sep 27th, 2009, 08:38 AM   4
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I was 4 days over due with danielle and i'm due tuesday. Don't know the official stats tho. Looking at the Septembryos anything can happen so just be prepared for anything. x



 
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Old Sep 27th, 2009, 08:41 AM   5
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I was 12 days late with my first, I ended up having on the day I was supposed to be induced
I do have a gut instinct tho that this one will be early...dont know why but I just feel that she'll be early.



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Old Sep 27th, 2009, 08:44 AM   6
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I was about a week early, I dont think there is much rhyme or reason in when babies appear tbh.



 
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Old Sep 27th, 2009, 08:49 AM   7
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I have a real gut instinct that I'll be early. I have no idea why I think this - maybe its just wishful thinking!!



 
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Old Sep 27th, 2009, 08:52 AM   8
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I have a real gut instinct that I'll be early. I have no idea why I think this - maybe its just wishful thinking!!
I said this to my midwife the other day and she says absolutely everyone thinks that, it may be a bit of wishful thinking.



 
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Old Sep 27th, 2009, 09:00 AM   9
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dont know how accurate this is but thought you might like t see it.



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Old Sep 27th, 2009, 09:55 AM   10
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So, this graph indicates that about 20% babies come in week 38, almost 30% in week 39, about 18% in week 40, 10% in week 41



 
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