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Old Apr 20th, 2012, 10:46 AM   1
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When do 'most babies' arrive???


I know that no one can say for sure, and they'll come when they're ready... BUT I have read most babies arrive 1 week either side of their due date.. would you say that was right??



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2012, 10:47 AM   2
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I hope its 3 weeks in my case because im fed up.

Both me and my sister was 2 weeks early, my brother was 10 days late!! x



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2012, 10:49 AM   3
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I just had my daughter at 39+2 (first baby)



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2012, 10:51 AM   4
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I'm pretty sure the reason 40 weeks is considered the due date is because it's at the center of a normal distribution (a bell curve), with the majority of babies being born within the 2 weeks leading up to and following that date.



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Old Apr 20th, 2012, 10:52 AM   5
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It is different for everyone but alot of women have them between 40 and 42 weeks. I saw some chart posted on here before for percentages but I am not certain on the exact numbers.



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I'm pretty sure the reason 40 weeks is considered the due date is because it's at the center of a normal distribution (a bell curve), with the majority of babies being born 2 weeks before or after that date.
I thought 42 weeks was quite unusual?? argh... thats a whole 5 weeks away!!!



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2012, 11:04 AM   7
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I went to 42 weeks with my first and then 41+3 with my second.

Here I am at 40+2 with the third and expecting to go at least a week overdue again.

More babies are born after the due date then before I believe, even more so when it's your first.



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2012, 11:05 AM   8
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Pregnancy due date ranges I've set up the link for my own due date, put your own in!



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2012, 11:17 AM   9
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I'm pretty sure the reason 40 weeks is considered the due date is because it's at the center of a normal distribution (a bell curve), with the majority of babies being born 2 weeks before or after that date.
I thought 42 weeks was quite unusual?? argh... thats a whole 5 weeks away!!!
Somebody told me yesterday to try to prepare myself to go two weeks overdue so I would not be disappointed..... I CANT. I have to believe it wont be that long FIVE MORE WEEKS?!?!?! Nooooooooooo...



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2012, 11:22 AM   10
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Yes I think it's better to count down to 42 weeks so if u go before then it's not as bad as having to wait another 2 weeks past your "due date"



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