So I didn't know exactly how to title this post but I'm hoping you ladies can help me out. With DD's pregnancy, according my lmp my edd was July 27th. I was a tight 3 cms on my "due date" and any sort of natural induction methods that my OB suggested didn't work for me, so I was induced a week and a day later.
It wasn't until I was going through my paperwork to give to my midwife for this pregnancy that I looked at my "due dates" that my original OB gave according to my first ultrasound. I switched OBs around 20 weeks because the first was a complete a-hole to me. The due date was August 3rd for the first ultrasound, then even my 20 week ultrasound put my due date at August 4th! A whole week AFTER my lmp due date... and the OB never said a word about it.
So all this time I thought I was "overdue" when in reality I wasn't. DD was born August 5th but I keep wondering, if I hadn't been induced when I thought I was "overdue" if I would have gone into labor naturally that following week or so... since I was already dilated and effaced, it's not like I was all closed up with no sign of anything happening.
I guess now I'm happy to say I've educated myself, and I'm not the young 18 year old impatient mother to be that I was when I was pregnant with DD... and I'm really hoping that the rest of the pregnancy can be positive so I can experience natural labor and delivery.
For those who were induced for their first baby, did you have to be induced for the second or third (etc.) pregnancies? If not, when did you go into labor? For those who did have vag. checks do you remember how many cms you were when you started going into labor?
*sorry for the book