Overdue Once, Overdu All The Time? Mamanista. Due September 30 (boy); 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 20962 posts
May 3rd '13

Is this true? Well, mainly true?

I went overdue with my son. He was due on February 15th and on February 26th they decided to induce me because of the results of the non-stress test and such. I gave birth on the 27th. My induction wasn't terrible. I was in labor for 23 hours, pushed for 30 minutes, and had a vaginal birth. But I really want to go on my own this time around. My mom seems to think if you were overdue once, it's the case for all of your children since it happened to her. I know it's not necessarily true but does it increase the probability?

thats me. :) 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Edmonton, Alberta 3385 posts
May 3rd '13

I wouldn't think so.

but then again both my kids were born on 38 weeks and 5 days....coincidence?
maybe....we will see for the 3rd!

and I went into labor on my own!

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3628 posts
May 3rd '13

In my experience its not always true . My first came at 42 weeks 1 days after I went into labor on my own. I had a 10 1/2 hour labor so not bad . My second came at 41 weeks 3 days so even though I was late it wasn't to bad and I had a four hour labor . My third ( allot of people call the third the wild card) came at 36 weeks 5 days after 29 hours of labor . You just never know .

sara- 1 child; British Columbia 455 posts
May 3rd '13

Pretty sure it's not true :)

Milk Machine ✌ 3 kids; 1 angel baby; ,, ,, United States 20053 posts
May 3rd '13

so far both late. here is hoping it isnt true so my next can be natural.

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 23349 posts
May 3rd '13

No, it's not true.

Most first time moms go overdue and moms with irregular or longer cycles usually go overdue.

My first was born 6days over due, my second was 4weeks early, my third was induced at 38wks.

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
May 3rd '13

not true. my first was born at 34 weeks, 2nd 37 weeks, 3rd 41 weeks, & 4th was 36 weeks

Bettinas Due August 14; 2 kids; Australia 2223 posts
May 3rd '13

My mum went almost 2 weeks over with my oldest sister, a day before her DD with my sister and then a week before with me. My brother was born at 28 weeks and his twin was born 10 weeks previously so wasn't viable.

Seems like the body just does whatever it wants :lol:

Monkee Mama 20 kids; California 822 posts
May 3rd '13

This statement is true for me. I have gone overdue with all of my kids.

DS 1 was born at 41w2d
DS 2 was born at 40w1d
Miscarried DS 3 at almost 17 weeks of pregnancy
DS 4 was born at 42w1d
DD was born at 41w

Monkee Mama 20 kids; California 822 posts
May 3rd '13

Double post

Rachel McCarron Due February 21; 4 kids; 3 angel babies; Rhode Island 321 posts
May 3rd '13

It's not always true. My oldest was born at 41w by induction. I had to be induced twice before she would come out. With my son I went into spontaneous labor the day before my due date. I barely felt anything, went to the hospital and was 6cm.

SamanthaCG Due June 12 (girl); 2 kids; Tennessee 133 posts
May 3rd '13

Not always true.
My first I was induced at 40 weeks 3 days. Because NOTHING was happening.
My second, my water broke 9 days before my due date and he was born that day.

BUT, My mom was 42 weeks with ALL 5 of her kids.
So, it all just depends on YOUR body and baby. !

Mamanista. Due September 30 (boy); 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 20962 posts
May 3rd '13

Thanks ladies!