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July 15th, 2013, 04:10 PM
Rosiegirl7's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I was looking for a chart that showed me the length of pregnancy by week and the likelihood of delivering early/late. Thought I'd share:

Length of pregnancy by week
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July 15th, 2013, 06:06 PM
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I went to 42 weeks with my daughter and took castor oil to start labor (and it worked--my water broke 2 hours later). Hopefully since I was in the minority according to the stats on that chart that means I'll have this baby closer to my EDD this time!

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July 15th, 2013, 08:51 PM
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Thanks for sharing! That's kind of different than what I've always heard: that the due date is the date where 95% of women will give birth within a week before or a week after... this makes it more like 80%. It's good for me to see this because my sister gave birth at 35 weeks and I have a friend who gave birth at 33, so my perception is a bit warped - glad to see it's unlikely to happen!
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July 15th, 2013, 09:13 PM
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Bring on that 31.2%!
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July 16th, 2013, 03:27 AM
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Guess I was in the 2.5% with my son, he came at 42 weeks almost! lol

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July 16th, 2013, 05:11 AM
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I was in the 6.4% with my first son. My water broke right after 37 weeks with him.

Jamie age 36-Married to Widget age 33 for 13 years
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July 16th, 2013, 05:17 AM
soul_donut's Avatar Melissa
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I never really considered that so many people went late like that!

Love things like this - keep the charts and graphs coming
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July 16th, 2013, 06:11 AM
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Most of mine have been in the 26.2% One in the 16%

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July 16th, 2013, 09:23 AM
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very interesting.

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July 16th, 2013, 04:20 PM
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my first 2 were right on their due date.
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July 16th, 2013, 04:58 PM
The Purple Butterfly's Avatar Stacey
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I guess I beat the odds all 3 times. My babies were born at 37w, 35w5d, and 35w1d.

Stacey, wife to Allan & Mom to:
Anastasia (13)- C/S 8lbs 7oz, 20.5"
Noah (11)- C/S 8lbs 12oz, 19"
Oliver (5)- VBA2C 7lbs 3oz, 19.5"
Grayson (10/16/13) 2VBA2C 9lbs 12oz, 22" born sleeping
at 39w pg due to thrombophelia; Protein C def, Factor V Leiden , & MTHFR
Lavender Kate (5/20/14)lost at 16w- 3VBA2C 2.5oz, 6"
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July 16th, 2013, 07:04 PM
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I'd be curious to see this chart done separately for first time and second or more babies, how many were twins and singletons and that sort of thing... though breaking it up that way would make it difficult to get accurate numbers.
I've always heard that first time mamas usually go at 40.5 weeks on average. I have been early with both my babies so far, but my second probably wouldn't have been early if it hadn't been for an impatient midwife. I wonder if this one will be early or late.. I've been horrible at predicting with my kids when they will come.

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