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I recently went to my labour class at my hospital, and my midwife told us that when it is your first baby, it will generally be overdue. Is this true?


Posted by noelmama, 20th March 2014


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  • I was about one week overdue.


  • Very few abys are born on their due date.


  • Everyone told me it was normal to go late with your first and early with your second but my first was one week early, second 1 week late and third 3 weeks early. they come when they are ready :)


  • That’s what everyone told me with my first one but she came 2 days early.


  • Both my boys were overdue. Baby one was 10 days and number two was 14 days


  • There is research that suggests the majority of first babies are overdue yes, however that doesn’t mean it is going to happen,


  • It is normal to be over due


  • It is more likely for 1st time pregnancies to go past the due date.

    Don’t tell people your real due date, tell them one that is two weeks later so you don’t feel stressed when you get close to your due date and the baby hasn’t come out yet.

    My son was nine days overdue and I was over it and wanted the baby out of me. If you get to your due date and haven’t gone into labor don’t stress, go for a long walk/waddle get a foot massage and a pedicure.


  • Not sure if its fact or not but I would say most people I know have had that experience :) totally ok if they are overdue!


  • It is normal to be overdue or early. I was early by 9 days with my first & 1 day early with my 2nd. It’s when they are ready. Don’t stress about it


  • Not sure because mine with C- section.


  • They turn up when they feel like it.especially if they are boys


  • I was 4 days over! but i have a friend who went on her exact due date and another who was 2 weeks early, so completely depends!


  • it is quite common and anychild can be overdue


  • i think it is but all mine were early VERY early


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