25This Is The Due Date
At that first doctor visit, many women leave the office with a due date for when their baby will be born, but less than five percent of them will actually give birth on their due date. The biggest problem with the doctor giving a woman her due date is that
the term itself is incredibly misleading, according to the BBC. Women think the baby must be born by then, but the doctor really means it as a rough but calculated estimate—around 90% of women give birth in the two weeks before or the two weeks after the due date.