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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 18:19 PM   1
Littlemills88
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how common... labour at 37 weeks


a question for anyone with experience, or if you know of anybody going into labour after 37 weeks but before 40 with your first baby...

i am 37+1 and everyone seems to think my baby is gonna be early, my OH doesnt think i will last another week! i dont know why!

i was wondering how common it is to go into labour this early even though at full term as my midwife said it is more common to go overdue with your first...



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 18:51 PM   2
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I don't know, but have been wondering the same thing!! I'm 37 1/2 weeks and everyone thinks I'm going early too. I've been having BH all day and pretty regularly for the past few hours!



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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 18:51 PM   3
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I had my first at 39w3d



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 19:14 PM   4
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id love to go now!! x



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 19:31 PM   5
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I had my first at 37 weeks but I had been dilated and having false labor off and on for 2 weeks before he came he was 7lb 10oz at 37 weeks! his little brother came at 38 weeks and was 8lb1oz...I wonder what their little sister is going to do? early? on time? late?



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 19:40 PM   6
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This is my first i dont feel like i can go any longer..my belly feels so tight..but ive had no BH or aches etc..but as you said "littlemills88" it is ment to be more common to go over, keep us updated n hope all goes well xxx



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 19:55 PM   7
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Here's a chart I found:

Distribution of babies born by week:

37 weeks - 5.69%
38 weeks - 14.36%
39 weeks - 21.56%
40 weeks - 32.44%
41 weeks - 14.65%
42 weeks - 3.40%
43+ weeks - 0.13%

Also:

Babies born *on* the due date = 4 to 5%



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 20:09 PM   8
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Wow, very interesting...thanks for posting Sophist!

I'd love to go now...and if I don't im getting induced Wed. sigh....



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 20:15 PM   9
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I had my first at 38 weeks. My doctor estimated this would be when I would go based on my exam at 34 weeks and she was right lol! I'm hoping to have LO at around 38 weeks this time too. 40 weeks is TOO LONG!!!



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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 21:05 PM   10
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my 1st was 37+6
my 2nd was due date
my 3rd was 41+4 (had to be induced)
my 4th was 38+6
my 5th will be induced at 37 weeks at the latest due to complications

thanks sophist, that was a good table you found! very interesting...



 
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