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37 week labor Mandy Schlatterer Due March 27 (girl); 2 kids; New Port Richey, Florida 1577 posts
17th Feb '13

Are the chances of naturally going into labor at 37 weeks low, high? What about 38? I ask because I want to know how much I can count on having the time left to get things done, I can't find stats on this..

Mamas 1144 Due March 12; 1 child; Kilgore, Texas 249 posts
17th Feb '13

I don't know the stats but my water broke naturally at 38 weeks.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
17th Feb '13

I believe most women go to 40-41 weeks so I'd plan on 40.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46847 posts
17th Feb '13

I can't tell you the stats... but my last two kids were born at 37 weeks on the nose. I've always had my hospital bags packed and all my ducks in a row by around 36 weeks, just in case.

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
17th Feb '13

My water broke naturally at 37&5 and he came later on that day.

Mandy Schlatterer Due March 27 (girl); 2 kids; New Port Richey, Florida 1577 posts
18th Feb '13

Thank you! And I found a study of just under 2000 woman which said 16% at 37 weeks :)