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    Default Babies born early or overdue?

    Hi ladies, I'm wondering if our age can affect weather babies are born early or if they are overdue? I have read a lot of conflicting information about if it is the first time the mum is giving birth the baby has more of a chance of being born after its due date? I have also heard that the age of the mother can affect weather it comes early or late & that if the mother is over 30 the baby has a higher chance of being born early or premature? Does anyone know if there is any truth to either of these? Can first borns and the mothers age affect if the baby is born early or late? Or does it all just come down to the individual and every situation is different?

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    hmmm interesting theories to both of them.

    I hate this whole EDD crap. wish it was more like - "you are due early Nov" or "dont make plans for the festive season". Im not sure but I have heard that in some countries they dont tell you a due date but a due time ie 'early nov', mid october etc.

    I like that better - puts less stress on mum to "deliver" on time and less of a press to induce.

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    I was 32 with DS1 and he was 2 weeks overdue.

    1 was 34 with DS2 and he was 40 weeks.

    1 was 40 with DD and she was 40+5.

    So in my case my age didnt mean early babies at all!

    I also agree with R&A....it should be EDM (Estimated Due Month) not EDD.

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    Default Babies born early or overdue?

    I believe every individual situation is different.

    My ds was 4 weeks early and I'm under 30. A friend just had her first 5 weeks early and she's under 30. On the other hand I have two friends who recently had their first babies. Both 2 weeks over, both under 30.

    :-)

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    I was 21 and DS was born 40+5.

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    I was 35 and my dd was born at 34 weeks like nat11 my waters broke out of the blue but I had an emerg caeser.

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    I have had 2 babies born at 36 weeks. My 3rd and my 5th. I was 25 and 29.

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    Default Babies born early or overdue?

    Quote Originally Posted by nat11 View Post
    DS- I was 27 and he was born 6 weeks early (waters broke out of the blue and were followed by spontaneous labour)
    I was 23 with my first when this happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    A study in 2003 which was taken over about 15 years found that the timing of births, particularly with overdue babies found it was related to paternity. Women who had overdue babies reoccuring were less likely to have it again if they changed partners...
    I think I may need to start advertising for a new DH
    Well if only I knew this sooner, LOL. Currently "patiently" awaiting baby number four at 40+3.

    Was tallying about the EDD with my middie at our last appointment and totally agree with the approximate around these dates you are due, not on one EDD. It can be very demoralising to the mental health of the mother.

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    Default Babies born early or overdue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    hmmm interesting theories to both of them.

    I hate this whole EDD crap. wish it was more like - "you are due early Nov" or "dont make plans for the festive season". Im not sure but I have heard that in some countries they dont tell you a due date but a due time ie 'early nov', mid october etc.

    I like that better - puts less stress on mum to "deliver" on time and less of a press to induce.
    I couldn't agree more!


 

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