Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Due Dates"



Here is a link to a great blog post on due dates. It is called "Poop on Due Dates"

I see such a stark contrast between births where women and their providers are more relaxed about when babies come and ones that expect the baby to come on or before this arbitrary date. I see the stress it causes women and have actually felt this before myself eventhough I have never gone post dates. Read this article, it is full of information and is very accurate.

3 comments:

Jenni and Josh said...

Thanks for sharing. One of my friends from provo said the same thing to me. A due date is just that, a "date" It doesn't mean anything. Let your body and baby be the guide! Thanks! If I would of known this with our first, I wouldn't have been so uptight, but thankfully like you I have never even gotten to my due date. But for those of you who have, don't stress, baby will come when ready.

Becca said...

I say "poop on due dates" too. I had to fight with my OBGYN to let me go past 40 weeks, even though I knew I didn't ovulate until 3 weeks into my cycle (which was supported by all 4 ultrasounds they did), making me only 37 weeks gestationally instead of the "normal" 38 weeks at 40 weeks into my cycle . Adam came at 40 weeks 6 days, weighing in at 6 lbs 14 oz. 6 days late? I think not.

Joanna said...

That's a great idea to only give people a vague "mid-March" answer when they ask for a due date. I think it would be a problem for people who REALLY want to know an exact day, and also hard to not let myself think about one day as an "official" due date.