Re: First babies.. early, on time, or late??
When I was pregnant I read in several places that the average for a first time mom is 8 days after the "due" date. That's exactly the day I went into labor (2 1/2 more days before birth, but that's another story). I probably know as many or more mommas who went into labor early or "on time" as opposed to late. I wonder if that average is still correct, especially looking at this poll! (only one babe so far.)
In the end, I don't place a lot of importance on due dates, so many things can make them inaccurate, emotion-producing pains. When that baby is ready, that baby comes!