Furthermore, you are anxious enough to know when your morning sickness will come to an end and when you can finally snap out of all your mood swings and midnight cravings.
The days leading up to your due date can be very frustrating and extremely anxious. Especially if it’s your first baby, you don’t know what to expect and every twinge and ache keeps you alert. Sometimes, you may have pre-labors when you feel pains and think that you’re finally giving birth. But these are false signals and can occur both in the days and nights. There are a list of signs that will help you differentiate pre-labor pains from actual labor pains.
Everyone in the family is waiting and more than anyone, you are almost on the edge to give birth and get done with it. You are tired of the muscle cramps and false labor pains. not to forget how you can barely make to the washroom without getting tired. Finally one day which is most probably not the given due date, your baby decides to step out and end the 40 long weeks of pregnancy. It is best for you to not have too many hopes on your due date to be your baby’s birthday for sure. After all, only 3-5% of babies are actually born on their due dates.
Research shows that first time mothers generally go into labor during the 41st week of their pregnancy. Whereas, women who have already given birth go into labor approximately about 40 weeks and 3 days. The fault in the current method of calculating the due date is assuming that all women have a 28 day menstrual cycle. Fact is, some women may have longer or shorter cycles. Also, some women may not ovulate mid cycle on day 14 exactly.