At how many weeks did you give birth to your child?

Shannon - posted on 11/25/2009 ( 342 moms have responded )

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At how many weeks did you give birth to your child(ern). I am 34 weeks, 1 cm dilated and experiencing strong BH contractions. My doctor said that my baby is still up high and I should last until 37 weeks.

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Amy - posted on 12/22/2009

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oh and i should point out that my sisters water broke at 35 weeks and her son was perfect healthy little boy who was 5 pounds 12 onz. so i wouldnt worry so much.

Brittany - posted on 12/02/2009

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i had my daughter at 38 wks and 2 days i was supposed to be induced that day but i went into labor on my own before i was supposed to go to the hospital....

Amy - posted on 12/22/2009

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with my son i had him at 37 weeks, and with my daughter i had her at 41 weeks. but you never know with my daughter i was dilated at 37 weeks at 1cm and look i didnt have her til 41 weeks it all depends. but if i was you i would take it easy, relax more, dont get stress. and i hope the baby stays in a little longer and all goes fine at the end.

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Michelle - posted on 04/17/2012

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my daughter i deleivered on my due date my son was born at 35 weeks and 1 day. at my 34 week check i was 4 centimeters dialated. and had him a week later

Ashlea - posted on 12/22/2009

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I was 40 weeks...with 38 hours of hard labor followed by a c-section.

Casey - posted on 12/17/2009

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42 weeks went into the hospital 2cm dilated then went up to 7 cm the next day and ended up having a c-section.was in labor for 25 hours!!!

Sheryll - posted on 12/08/2009

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My first born was 3 days over my water broke then contractions started and my daughter was 11 days over and waters broke like 10mins before she came out.Both 8lb 1oz

Sarah - posted on 12/08/2009

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i gave birth 2 alfie at 42weeks 1day, i was induced,n only 4cm dilated,nothing would happen so i had to have an emergency caserean.

Liz - posted on 12/03/2009

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34 with my first and 39 with my 2nd-. had an emer. c-section with the first so going into labour with my 2nd was a whole new experience- when my waters broke i actually felt and heard a pop! Was really bizarre :P

Danielle - posted on 12/02/2009

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I was induced at 39 weeks...I was 1 cm dilated at the time. I experienced strong BH contractions as well...they started to become really noticeable (like take my breath away noticeable) around 32 weeks.

REBEKAH - posted on 12/02/2009

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I was 39 weeks with one and 39 and a half weeks with the other. after 35 weeks i was SO ready to be done i was hoping for more like a 36 or 37 week delivery but my kids waited so i did too.

Jennifer - posted on 12/02/2009

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Well My first I was 2 weeks late, 2nd... was right on time...3rd was 1 week early and my last was also right on time.

BRITTNEY - posted on 12/02/2009

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i was 38 weeks it went great the doctor had to break my water

Emily - posted on 12/02/2009

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i was 38 weeks and 3 days. the week before i was 1 cm dilated... i was in labor and didnt know it.. little contractions. they were not bad til we got to hospital, water broke there, then pretty much an hour later, my girl was here, all natural!

Daphne - posted on 12/02/2009

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39 weeks and i was induced and my daughter stayed up high until i reached 10 cm...i was 8 cm and the dr. suggested c-section bcz she didnt drop yet but i said no and they checked me again about 20 minutes later and i was 10cm and they had to rush me to delivery bcz my daughter was pushing her way through.

Sherilyn - posted on 12/02/2009

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42 weeks ... the day I was supposed to be induced she said "forget it no doc is pulling me out I am coming on my own!!" it was natural birth no meds and labour was only 2hours long

Cari - posted on 12/02/2009

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I was 3cm when I was at 37wks with my first one but she didn't come till 2 days before her due date, and with the twins I lasted till 2 days beofre their due date as well.

Amber-Grace - posted on 12/02/2009

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I was 36wks and 6 days... =) Hospital had to break my waters thou..

Libertad - posted on 12/02/2009

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For my first pregnancy I was 3cm for 6 weeks before I gave birth one day before my due date. for my second pregnancy I was 2 cm for 4 weeks before giving birth also one day before my due date. I was induced for my second pregnancy because they thought the baby would be too big. Dr's usually say 37-42 weeks is safe BUT I would double check with your OB/GYNE

Lindsay - posted on 12/02/2009

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My water broke on my due date and my beautiful girl was born the day after. I was 2cm for the last 3 weeks or so, and had BH contractions when I was on my feet for a long time. If you stop and rest and things settle down, I don't think you have to worry about early labor.

Kay - posted on 12/02/2009

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My daughter was born 15 days early and with my son i started contracting at 32 weeks and upon internal was 3cm dilated so was given steriods incase contractions didnt stop but thankfully they did and i continued to have milder contractions on and off until my son was born 16 days early

Abigail - posted on 12/02/2009

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my first baby a boy was born three weeks early and my second a girl five weeks early!

despite the early arrival they are both healty smart average heigth and weigth babies!

Katie - posted on 12/02/2009

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hi... i was 36 wks when i went into hospital my doctor was about to send me home when she said she would just do a quick internal to check... i was only 1cm dilated and my doctor said it could take few days.... 5 hrs later i had my gorgeous baby girl... had no problems she was good as gold. but then she had dropped n been ready in position for weeks.

Christina - posted on 12/02/2009

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37 weeks 5 days! And probably bc I am a nurse and worked 12 hrs up until that week!

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i gave birth at 35weeks. my water started breaking on a thursday and full broke that following sunday. i guess he decided he wanted to see the world and since he was fully developed, he came with me

Marie - posted on 12/02/2009

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I gave birth at 35 weeks. I found out at my regular monthly appointment that I was 1cm dialated and then I gave birth the next day.

Denytra - posted on 12/02/2009

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39 weeks and 5 days. I was induced b/c my blood pressure wasn't that great and I had the option t either be induced or remain on bedrest. After 2 wks of bedrest I was ready to start the IV myself,lol.

Angela - posted on 12/02/2009

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that is fine there no worries for that thts what 2 weeks i had my 1st at 38weeks 6days my 2nd was 40 weeks 2days my last now that is 5months at 30 weeks

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My first was a little late... 40 weeks . My second came early ... 38 weeks. I started to dilate 2 1/2 weeks for #1 and 1 1/2 weeks with #2 before going into labor. It could really be anytime!! Hope you have a wonderful and fast labor and delivery!

Sabrena - posted on 12/02/2009

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Quoting Christina:

Oh my goodness.. Kelly, your baby was almost as big as mine! Mine was 9lbs 2oz. And I swear it was all in his face!!! Ouch!! 3 months to heal and no episiotomy...



#1 38 weeks- 9lbs. 5oz.



#2 40 weeks- 10lbs 2oz.



#3 39 weeks- 9lbs 2oz.



 



I have always had huge babies and I wish that on no one lol. I blame Taco Bell!!! Lol!

Jessica - posted on 12/02/2009

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I went into preterm labor at 31 weeks and about 5 days but I didn't have her until I was 32 weeks and 2 days. She was almost 8 weeks early and I was at a 3 or 4 by my 31st week. They stopped my labor once and sent me home but I was right back up at the hospital just one day later and I had her early the next morning.

Angela - posted on 12/02/2009

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my first was at 39 weeks 6days my second was 40 weeks 2 days my third was 30 weeks....

Amber - posted on 12/02/2009

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I went into labor with my first child at 39wks and 3days and with my second child I had a scheduled c-section at 39 weeks!

Jasmine - posted on 12/02/2009

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I FIRST WENT INTO LABOR @ 31 WEEKS IT WAS STOPPED THEN I GAVE BIRTH @ 32 WEEKS MY WATER BROKE ON ITS OWN AND ONLY 3 HRS. OF LABOR. MY SON WAS A HEALTHY 6LBS. 3 OZ.

Katie - posted on 12/02/2009

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My natural due date is December 7th, but since I have high blood pressure they are inducing me December 3rd, wich makes me 39 weeks, so he won't be too early. I could have gone to my due date, but darn blood pressure. I am dilated to a loose 2cm, so it should pretty fast.

Rose - posted on 12/02/2009

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wow i went the full 40 weeks. You could stay like that for awhile tho so don't get your hopes or worries up. good luck!

Ashley - posted on 12/02/2009

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I was 38 weeks. 4 days prior, the doc told me I was a tight fingertip and nothing more. Monday night I went into labor, which he told me was probably nothing but to go ahead and come in. I was 3 cm! Hour later 4cm... I had a natural birth and it was my first kid. Less than 12 hours in labor and only pushed for 54 minutes! I thought he was never going to make his appearance. He just wanted to do it on his own time!

Maureen - posted on 12/02/2009

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I was on time with my first he was born at 40 weeks. I was 3cm dilated and fully effaced when my water broke with him. With my daughter I was 5cm and 90% effaced. They had to break my water she was due Nov 12 but came 12 days early on Oct 31.

Christy - posted on 12/02/2009

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Is this your first child? I was 38 weeks with my daughter and 37 weeks with my son- I just made it 2 37 the day of labor starting! I was also dilated at 2 cms for almost a whole month b4 I had him. If it is not your first child-things tend 2 happen a lot faster after u already had a child b4!

Lee Lee - posted on 12/02/2009

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i was 37 weeks 5 days when i delivered my baby!!! dilated and with frequent contraction but induced too because dilation progress very slow!!!! wish u smooth delivery ya!!!

Lisa - posted on 12/02/2009

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Daughter one I think was about 34/35 weeks

Son 26 weeks

Daughter 35/36 weeks

Daughther about 35 weeks

Maha - posted on 12/02/2009

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I was at 36 weeks only dilated 1 cm, butt my baby was getting too big from the gestational diabetes so he had to come out. he was perfectly fine, a little bigger than average, but just as healthy.

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