Okay, so this made me feel a little better... Don't know how accurate it is, but I'm hoping! LOL!
Your due date is an estimate, it is an average. In the chart below you can see the reality.
At the beginning of week 38, -2 weeks before the due date-, 2 out of 10 women already gave birth.
At the beginning of week 39, -1 week before the due date-, 4 out of 10 women gave birth.
At the beginning of week 40, -the due date-, 7 out of 10 women gave birth.
At the beginning of week 41, -1 week after the due date- 9 out of 10 women gave birth.
Noooo! That doesn't- hee hee! I was reading that back in the day, 42-43 weeks was definitely not unheard of. I'm more worried that the OB will push for an induction due to... my blood pressure, baby's size, blah blah blah... Something. I am very capable of stating my reasons for not wanting an induction online, but the moment I get into the office- I become ignorant and tongue-tied!
My midwife from last baby told me she had one at 44 1/2 weeks that FINALLY decided to go into labor! YIKES! I can't imagine the baby in ribs for so long.
I'm all about cooking them longer (despite my complaints and discomfort) because it gives them a better head start, IMO! I need all the details on my side to try and successfully breastfeed this time around.
I'm not a huge believer in being overdue in and of itself being risky. Sure, complications can come, but overdue itself is not a complication.
Thanks for that. I've been getting a little discouraged myself. I'm only 39 weeks but I have just two weeks to get this little guy out before it's a repeat c/s since I'm a vbac and they can't induce.
Now that I'm starting to feel some of the contractions it's frustrating how irregular they are. I just keep waiting for some sure signs that labor is coming but he just seems very content in there.
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or you can be me and deliver ON the due date. LOL.
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