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Doctor insights on: Predicting Baby Gender By Due Date

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Is it true that only 4 percent of babies are born on their due date?

Is it true that only 4 percent of babies are born on their due date?

Little higher: It actually used to be closer to 10%, but with more scheduled inductions and C-sections at around 39 weeks, the actual number has dropped below that 10%. I doubt it has dropped as low as 4% though. I certainly have not seen a number that low yet, but I'm sure it's headed that way. ...Read more

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What percentage do first time moms have their babies on there due date?

What percentage do first time moms have their babies on there due date?

About 15%: About 15% of first-time moms will actually deliver on their due date. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am 2 days past my due date n want to drink to help with pain. Will it show up in my babies n my system?

I am 2 days past my due date n want to drink to help with pain. Will it show up in my babies n my system?

Better pain treatmen: There are better pain treatments than feeling the need to drink alcohol to make the pain go away. You could try exercise, yoga or any other treatments your doctor would recommend. To answer your question, alcohol would show up in your bloodstream for a few hrs after ingesting. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 32 weeks. Due date was Sept 12th and changed to Sept 10th. Does this mean I conceived earlier or is it based off babies measurements?

Ultrasound at 32 weeks. Due date was Sept 12th and changed to Sept 10th. Does this mean I conceived earlier or is it based off babies measurements?

Measurements: Your first due date was likely based on your last period or some very early ultrasound measurements. Both are fairly inaccurate. As you progressed, your due date was refined based on later measurements. Remember, though, doctors (like anyone) are not great at predicting the future. Only about 5% of babies are born on their due date. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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With the due date of aug. 22, 2014. When would u get to know the gender of the baby?

With the due date of aug. 22, 2014. When would u get to know the gender of the baby?

@20 weeks: U/s can tell sex @20weeks gestation if the baby is in a position to see the genitalia. For yo this would be the second week in april or after. ...Read more

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Went for an ultrasound that measured my baby at 14 weeks 2 days the doctors told me they are using a due date which predicts I'm 12 weeks which is right?

Went for an ultrasound that measured my baby at 14 weeks 2 days the doctors told me they are using a due date which predicts I'm 12 weeks which is right?

Ultrasound dating: Your ultrasound dating should not be more than 1 week off from your due date at this point in your pregnancy. Assuming this was your first ultrasound you should talk with your doctor about whether or not she wants to change your due date. ...Read more

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How long after due date till I have my baby?

How long after due date till I have my baby?

Should be no > wk: If your due date is a firm one, based on good dates &/or confirmed by ultrasound, most ob's will try to induce u if you go much over 1 wk. The umbilical cord/placenta begins to wear out & may not supply baby well during a labor. Teats of fetal well being are often done to monitor this. Have a frank discussion with your OB and get an idea about your unique needs & the options ahead. ...Read more

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Does a baby move less closer to the due date?

Does a baby move less closer to the due date?

Should not change: This always confuses patients. The baby may be more restricted towards the end so you may not feel those brisk kicks and stabs but you should be "aware" of your baby the same amount. Little wiggles and rolls, slight shifting of position by baby. These all count as baby movement. ...Read more

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Is it serious if my baby isn't born on the due date?

Is it serious if my baby isn't born on the due date?

Depends: Healthy babies are generally born within 1-2 weeks before and up to a week after their due date. The "due date" is more a reference point than anything else. The farther away they are from the due date the more of certain risks are present. A kid born 10 weeks early has risks of prematurity, a kid born 2 weeks or more late has a placenta that is wearing out and has higher risk of stillbirth. ...Read more

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If My Baby Was Concieved 1/4/14 What Would Be My Due Date?

If My Baby Was Concieved 1/4/14 What Would Be My Due Date?

Approximately: Minus 3 months (October) plus 7 days (11th)- this is just a rule of thumb (Naegel's rule) ...Read more

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I was given a due date of july 12th could my baby be born a month early?

I was given a due date of july 12th could my baby be born a month early?

Yes, but: You don't want baby to come that early. If you think you are having signs of early labor you need to contact your OB and discuss it. Babies at 36 wks have a significant risk of premature lung disease that declines every additional day you stay pregnant. Early recognition of premature labor allows the OB a chance to stop it with meds. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a july 12 due date but have baby on september 12?

Is it possible to have a july 12 due date but have baby on september 12?

If miscalculated: The placenta begins to break down after 40 weeks and baby is at risk of sudden death if not delivered by 42 weeks or so. You don't get a 48 week baby, you get dates that were off. Miscalculation is not uncommon and due dates are often adjusted today after an ultrasound has verified the developmental size/stage of the fetus. ...Read more

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I had a due date for June 22 but I had my baby June the 11 do that make my baby premature?

I had a due date for June 22 but I had my baby June the 11 do that make my baby premature?

No: Prematurity means that the baby was born before 37 weeks of gestation. Since your child was born in the 38th week, it is considered a term birth. ...Read more

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How many months do you have to be to find out the sex of your baby? Due date aug. 22, 2014.

How many months do you have to be to find out the sex of your baby? Due date aug. 22, 2014.

Depends: It is technically possible for a sonogram to show the gender after abour 14 weeks. Sonograms are not ordered for this purpose. Sonograms allow a comprehesive look at all the important fetal anatomy not just gender. 18-22 weeks is a typical time for this to occur. ...Read more

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I'm due my baby on 20th september 2013 is ther any way my due date can be of by a month making it 23rd august 2013?

I'm due my baby on 20th september 2013 is ther any way my due date can be of by a month making it 23rd august 2013?

Delivery dates: The initial due date is generally an estimate based on your reported last menses. Early estimated dates can be off for a variety of reasons. If it has been confirmed by an ultrasound done mid pregnancy, the estimated date becomes more reliable. If you were to go into labor in august, while your confirmed date was september, you would try to stop labor to avoid a premature birth. ...Read more

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If I had my first son 2 days before his due date before am I likely to have this baby around the same time as well?

If I had my first son 2 days before his due date before am I likely to have this baby around the same time as well?

Maybe: Many cite the figure of 1/20 delivering on the actual due date while 8/10 do so within a week of that point. Your 2nd baby sets up his own interaction with your internal gentation clock and may or may not triggger labor the same way. His pattern may start you earlier or later. ...Read more

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Need expert baby due date calculator by due date?

Need expert baby due date calculator by due date?

Pregnancy wheel: I'm not sure what exactly you're asking for here, but I'm assuming you need a guide to calculating pregnancy dates. Usually you can figure it by the date of either conception or the date of the last menstrual period, then using a pregnancy wheel (i'm sure there are online versions) that will calculate what the due date should be. ...Read more

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How does a dr predict due date if not given LMP?

How does a dr predict due date if not given LMP?

Ultrasound: One way is ultrasound. From measurements of the gestational sac and then the fetus, an estimated gestational age can be calculated. ...Read more

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How many days is it from implantation to baby due date?

How many days is it from implantation to baby due date?

259: Usual pregnancy length is considered 280 days from first day of last period. Implantation generally occurs about 3 weeks after first day of last period, although that can vary a few days. So 280-21 equals 259, time from implantation to due date. ...Read more

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If a baby was born on actual due date march 14. Was conception june 4?

If a baby was born on actual due date march 14. Was conception june 4?

It's not like that.: Being born on a predicted due date does not tell you the conception date (only gives an estimate). Most babies are not born on their predicted due dates. Some are born on their due dates, but most are born just a little before or just a little after...that's how life works! Real conception date doesn't change regardless of whether the baby is born before, after, or right on the predicted due date. ...Read more

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How far along can you go past your due date? And how long does the placenta work to feed your baby?

How far along can you go past your due date? And how long does the placenta work to feed your baby?

Most consider: Most consider it safe to go up to 2 weeks past the 40 week mark generally accepted as the due date but testing of fetal well being usually starts by 41 weeks and with reassuring tests the pregnancy can, in rare situations, be extended longer. The placenta can also age faster and in some conditions making fetal testing and, at times, earlier delivery necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My due date is november 2 how many weeks am I and when should I find out what the sex of the baby is?

My due date is november 2 how many weeks am I and when should I find out what the sex of the baby is?

NIPP: If you are truly interested and have the money to invest you can sort this out as early as 8-9 weeks. The NIPP (noninvasive paternity prenatal test finds fetal cells circulating in mothers blood and checks their DNA. Though often done as a paternity test, they can find out the sex of the baby. ...Read more