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Anyone heard of a due date change being wrong? Crunchy♛Chic Due September 16 (boy); 67 kids; Washington 2556 posts
28th May '11

I'm sure people have heard of it lol. But has anyone actually had a due date change turn out to be wrong?



I was originally due May 29th, based on my LMP. My periods were really irregular, I would skip one or two then bleed for a month or two straight, then not have one for a while. They were nothing short of a mess & we have no idea when I ovulated. My baby was measuring a month ahead in the early ultrasounds (i.e. when I was 6 weeks along he measured 10 weeks). So my due date was bumped ahead by 3 weeks. It went from May 29th to May 8th.



Welllllllllll, long story short, here I am sitting at "3 weeks overdue". Funny, right? I am really starting to think that maybe my original date was right, because how in the world does someone go three weeks overdue with their third child? Especially when my second was premature? It doesn't seem right to me :oops:



My question- anyone had a due date change that turned out to be "wrong"? If you did, when did your baby actually come?

Kya-Trendy Tendency 2 kids; Battle Ground, Washington 2256 posts
28th May '11

off topic...but how come you're not induced yet if you're three weeks overdue?!

Switzerpuss 17 kids; Nebraska 2281 posts
28th May '11

mine has changed three times.
Once after an ultrasound, then once after i changed doctors and got another ultrasound.



I dont even use my due date because it has changed to may times. i just say " She is due in the first 2 week of october" since my due date has been October 5, 10 and 15..lol but its supposed to be the tenth now, but who f**king knows.

Crunchy♛Chic Due September 16 (boy); 67 kids; Washington 2556 posts
28th May '11
Quoting kya-skylar's mama.:" off topic...but how come you're not induced yet if you're three weeks overdue?!"


Because I keep refusing inductions.

-Kd.[[021311]] 1 child; Andalusia, Alabama 468 posts
28th May '11

Mine was! My first one was march 19th! then it got changed to march 9th! She was born at 36 weeks then when the pedi took a look at her he informed my doctor she was only 34 weeks!

Kya-Trendy Tendency 2 kids; Battle Ground, Washington 2256 posts
28th May '11
Quoting EpicWinner:" Because I keep refusing inductions."


why? if you don't mind me asking.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
28th May '11
Quoting -Kd.[[021311]]:" Mine was! My first one was march 19th! then it got changed to march 9th! She was born at 36 weeks then when the pedi took a look at her he informed my doctor she was only 34 weeks!"



oh wow those 2 weeks are a big difference! My son was a 36 weeker and if he was a 34 weeker we wouldn't of been able to go to the hospital I ended up delivering at

Crunchy♛Chic Due September 16 (boy); 67 kids; Washington 2556 posts
28th May '11
Quoting kya-skylar's mama.:" why? if you don't mind me asking."


Inductions can be verrrrrrrry dangerous. I don't think that the benefit (the only benefit to it is seeing my baby sooner/not being pregnant anymore) outweighs the risks, it's not worth it to me. Plus, it messes up the hormones in the mom & baby's bodies, things go more smoothly when they happen on their own. Some women are perfectly fine being induced, when I was induced with my first baby he went into distress & almost died. I'm not willing to put my comfort over my baby's safety. I'm having NSTs 2x a week & seeing my midwife also, my baby is perfect. No signs of distress in him or me. As long as we are healthy & doing well I will not allow them to induce me :D

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
28th May '11
Quoting EpicWinner:" Inductions can be verrrrrrrry dangerous. I don't think that the benefit (the only benefit to it is seeing ... [snip!] ... is perfect. No signs of distress in him or me. As long as we are healthy & doing well I will not allow them to induce me :D"


my cousin just had a beautiful baby and she was about 3 weeks overdue. She had a home water birth. The baby was fine so she let him come on his own.

Katie Rutledge Due December 26; 1 child; California 2 posts
28th May '11

My son was born at 36wks, but that is only because he was early. Epic Winner- They can give you a due date, but once the baby is big enough they will check how far along you are by measuring the baby. So due dates really just end up being guest-mates. Babies will come when they want to. So for your sanity and any other moms that had this problem, think of it has a due date month and not an actual specific date =)

Kya-Trendy Tendency 2 kids; Battle Ground, Washington 2256 posts
28th May '11
Quoting EpicWinner:" Inductions can be verrrrrrrry dangerous. I don't think that the benefit (the only benefit to it is seeing ... [snip!] ... is perfect. No signs of distress in him or me. As long as we are healthy & doing well I will not allow them to induce me :D"


oh :) yeah i understand. as long as baby is happy, no sense forcing him out :) especially since you don't know your exact due date. my best friend was born 3 months early and she was supposed to be "overdue". they induced her mother, and she wasn't dilating so they did a c-section then found out she was early. and that's why she wasn't dilating.

Crunchy♛Chic Due September 16 (boy); 67 kids; Washington 2556 posts
28th May '11
Quoting Brinker Babymaker:" my cousin just had a beautiful baby and she was about 3 weeks overdue. She had a home water birth. The baby was fine so she let him come on his own."


These are the kinds of things I need to hear :D



I really think that he will come when he is ready to & I don't like having a "due date" because then people think that it's like a deadline. I don't think that I have to have him when other people want me to/think I should, I think that when we are both ready it will happen. I don't want any interference at all, none. I want to go into labor spontaneously, I want to labor on my own, I want to deliver my baby myself at the birthing center in the tub (only because we are too far away form the hospital to be eligible for a home birth), I don't want anyone doing anything but me & my baby. Guess I am just crazy, but that seems "normal" to me.



I think that the less people interfere the more likely we are to not have any complications & the more likely we are that we will get the natural birth we want :)

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
28th May '11
Quoting EpicWinner:" These are the kinds of things I need to hear :D I really think that he will come when he is ready to ... [snip!] ... the more likely we are to not have any complications & the more likely we are that we will get the natural birth we want :)"


I agree with all of that. My cousin and her midwife know she hemorrhages after she delivers so she cant stay in the tub as long as she would like but even with that she still does birth HER way and it works.



More power to ya chica!



How long will you let him go overdue?



eta- my cousin said that after 4 her midwife gets nervous so they start doing things to naturally more the process along

Crunchy♛Chic Due September 16 (boy); 67 kids; Washington 2556 posts
28th May '11
Quoting kya-skylar's mama.:" oh :) yeah i understand. as long as baby is happy, no sense forcing him out :) especially since you ... [snip!] ... her mother, and she wasn't dilating so they did a c-section then found out she was early. and that's why she wasn't dilating."


That is so scary! :shock: Stories like that make me so afraid of them messing with us! My daughter was 8 weeks early & they didn't think she would live & most babies born 8 weeks early do great. I can't even imagine what they would have to go through being three months early :cry:

-Kd.[[021311]] 1 child; Andalusia, Alabama 468 posts
28th May '11
Quoting Brinker Babymaker:" oh wow those 2 weeks are a big difference! My son was a 36 weeker and if he was a 34 weeker we wouldn't of been able to go to the hospital I ended up delivering at"


they let me try breastfeeding the first 2 days but her sugars kept dropping so i couldnt breastfeed.):
that was her only complication, so they didnt make us stay!