How many women out there went overdue with their FIRST pregnancy?

@xvandyx (121)
United States
October 20, 2006 7:10pm CST
i'm just wondering if it's common to go overdue the first time or if it just depends on the womans body. I am 39 weeks and have no symptoms, so i'm curious if i will go overdue? thanks :]
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• United States
4 Nov 06
It IS common for most pregnant women to go overdue with their first baby. I just had my first baby and I was late. I asked my dr to induce me when I was 41 weeks. If you can, hold out for natural labor to occur cause being induced makes your contractions SO much harder!!! I was in labor for 21 hours of some rough contractions! She was worth all of the pain but i'd hold out for natural. Don't be in too much of a hurry and sleep as much as you can until your baby comes. Wait, you were 39 weeks 3 weeks ago? You must've had your baby by now! I hope your labor was easy.
@xvandyx (121)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Yes I had my baby already, and thanks for replying to my discussion :P I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy OCT 25th. It was wonderful. I tried going natural, but at 4cm I really couldn't stand it. I was gripping the bed so hard everyone in the room felt so bad for me lol. Well at least I wasn't induced! My due date was OCT 28th. So all went well. :D
• United States
6 Nov 06
Welcome back!! OMG! Good for you going to 4cm natural! :) I didn't make it that far. What did you name your little boy? Post a picture! You're lucky you went into labor early! :p
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@xvandyx (121)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Thanks so much! I named him Sean Matthew. I like the way it flows.. Oh trust me I don't even know how I held on till 4cm..I was in tears! I think I even developed a bit of an attitude cause my husband would keep telling to BREATHE and I yelled out "That sh*t doesn't work Rudy!!!" Haha poor guy.
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@SViswan (12072)
• India
6 Nov 06
Not me. I had my first at 37 weeks. I'm now past 37 weeks with my second and this one doesn't seem to coming out anytime now. I'm tired of waiting. My son's 6 now and he's just waiting to see the baby. Lucky for me the first was pretty easy and I was in labour only for 2 hours and everything was quick. I hope this one is the same and doesn't give me too much trouble.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
6 Nov 06
Btw, CONGRATS!!! I missed the part that said you had your baby:P Enjoy the time spent with your lovely baby:) ALL THE BEST.
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@xvandyx (121)
• United States
6 Nov 06
thank you! and wow that was QUICK! good luck and enjoy the remaining of your pregnancy.
• Canada
6 Nov 06
I was overdue with my first child (one week)and had to be induced. I was told by my doctor that it is almost expected that first pregnancies are overdue. I was also told that babies are not an exact science and most doctors predictions are off by a week or even 2. Unless you know exactly the date you got pregnant. Congrats I hope all goes well.
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@xvandyx (121)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Thanks for the reply! I am glad to say I was pretty much on target and the doctors pretty much predicted my due date.
• India
6 Nov 06
Yes it it common for women to be overdue with theis first pregnancy. According to old wives tales, it will be a girl. Hope you had a safe and easy delivery.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
I went overdue with my first pregnancy 10 days. Yes it was a girl.
• United States
9 Nov 06
I was 8 days overdue when I had my baby and she was a girl also! :) They like to be fashionably late.
• United States
6 Nov 06
smile - smile
with my baby i was 2 weeks overdue.
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@xvandyx (121)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Ugh, they made you wait THAT LONG??? I thought you had to be induced at around 41 weeks?? I guess some doctors wait till 42 weeks.
@suzieque (2342)
• Canada
6 Nov 06
I haven't been pregnant but I just wanted to find out if it is common. Because I sure want a baby along the way.
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• United States
6 Nov 06
Yes it is common with your first pregnancy.
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
6 Nov 06
Well I've never been pregnant but I can tell you that both of my sisters were overdo, one was a week overdue and the other almost a week and a half.
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@xvandyx (121)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Wow! Jeez I would go crazy if I was 1 week and half overdue.
• United States
4 Nov 06
My mom has had 5 children and I was the last one to come out! The 1st two were a month early, the 2nd two were a week early, and I was a day late, imagine that!~
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@xvandyx (121)
• United States
6 Nov 06
wow! 5 kids..I am just starting one NUMBER 1, lol! that is totally weird that all the others we're early and you were late. anyway, thanks for the reply! :]
@Cortney (3986)
• United States
6 Nov 06
It is common to ve overdue for women I had my daughter at 32 weeks because of complications.
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@momto2 (472)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I was 41 weeks and 3 days over due. The dr. had scheduled me for an induction, and 3 days prior to that, I had gone into labor on my own.
• United States
20 Nov 06
41 weeks is rough! I had my girl at 41 weeks and 1 day! The induced me.
7 Nov 06
I was due on the 29th Dec 2002, my son was born on the 4th Jan 2003, I went a little overdue. All the best on becoming a mum!!
@pree123 (1270)
• India
15 Nov 06
congratratulation 2 u
@kittu007 (946)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Yes I do.
@starr4all (2865)
15 Nov 06
Congrats on the beautiful baby! I've heard that most women go over their due dates. Myself, my first son was delivered on his due date and my second son one day prior to his due date.
@pree123 (1270)
• India
15 Nov 06
i m not married
@amsharma (1863)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I was overdue 5 days with my first pregnancy. Everyday past my due date felt like an eternity! lol I was so ready to get him out of me:)
• United States
7 Nov 06
my 1st child was born 2 days late
@jray721 (1973)
• United States
6 Nov 06
no, actually i was 4 days early with my son. his due date was the 25th, he was born on the 21st