I am currently pregnant with my first child and my due date is Feb. 11. I really don't want to have my baby in February (just a bad month all around for me). Any of the other 11 months is fine so I was wondering how often first time mothers go into labor at 37 or 38 weeks...
As mostly everyone has said here, it is very uncommon for you to go early with your first, unless there is a complication. Most first timers end up going over.I was induced at 38 weeks, b/c of dangerously low amniotic fluid levels and it was very scary, not the way I envisioned giving birth. I am 19 weeks with 32 and I pray that I can go "normal" this time. My daughter's birthday is 5 days before Christmas, definetly not ideal, but its just a day and really doesn't matter when it is.
I agree with the others..your baby's health is the main thing here..and the longer he/she stays in, the better! (of course we aren't talking about a couple weeks past due..thats when issues begin to arise). My son was born at 39w5d, via induction. I probably would have went over if I wasn't induced.
i had my baby at 38 weeks. But i know plenty of my first time mommy friends went full term or over! The last thing you want to do is jeopardize the health of your baby and his development bc of the month his due in. August is my least fav month bc of the heat and humidity(Louisiana awesome weather) but thats when my anniversary is so i have to deal lol. Point is-a month is just another month. Your baby is invaluable.
I was a first time mom and my kids came early because there were two and there were complications. Hopefully having a child in Feb can make it a great month for you
I delievered my first at 32 weeks, way to early!!! Keeep that baby in there for as long as you can! It was a scary and not at all eciting because I was too worried about him! Having a baby in February may turn it to your favorite month: )
For first time babies, it can be pretty rare that you'll go early if everything is normal... I had to be induced after going over 40 weeks.....
It's definitely more common for a first time mom to go to 39-40w plus, and much better for your baby, too. Good luck; hope you have a smooth pregnancy. And ditto pp that having a baby born in Feb will give you a reason to like that month!
i didn't want to have my baby in May because my daughter was born in June - but, as a previous post said - the health of the baby is more important than personal feelings about a month.
even if you ask your doctor to have a c-section or induction early, they should tell you no - unless there is a MEDICAL reason. if they argree to letting you have your baby 2-3 weeks early - i would change doctors because he/she does not have you or your baby's best interest at hand.
my daughter came at 39 weeks, 3 days via c-section. my son came at 39 weeks - funny story - i was scheduled to go in for a repeat c-section, and well, the little bugger decided to send my body into labor 8 hours early. (jerk kid! totally kidding of course.)
The health of your child is more important than you not liking february or it being a bad month for you. That is what you should be focused on not if you can have the baby early or not. You should be hoping that it comes when it is ready to be born and can thrive, not when it is best for you, or when you would like it to come. Plus like a pp said it will give you a reason to like the month more. Plus having a valentinesday baby is always cool! and Aquarians are awesome.
I went early, and it was the most terrifying experience of my life. I went at 36 weeks and 3 days thank God my little boy was ok. I went to every doctors appointment, I took all of my prenatal vitamins, and I stayed away from anything I thought would harm my baby. They told me that I went so early because he had a bowl movement inside of me. For the sake of your baby, hope that he/ she decides to stay with you until you're due date or a little bit after. Good luck!!!
It depends upon how well everything with the pregnancy is going, I had to force the doctors to do a scheduled c-section because with my first little one the cord was dead/dying whatever it was they said. And i had gone in a couple days before because I had really bad pains like braxton hix contractions. But don't worry about anything like that it'll drive you insane. Just be thankful that the babys going to be happy and healthy, and always try to remember that no matter when God has your little one planned to be born that he's in charge of everything that happens. And that it happens for a reason nothing else.