Well, today is my due date with no baby in sight, so I won't be one of the 5% who delivers "on time." I'm as comfortable as any full-term pregnant woman has a right to be, which is to say I'm pretty uncomfortable but I know it could be a lot worse. Mae keeps inching her way down and then leaping bac
If I had a dollar for every pregnant person who has said, "You know, I have this feeling I'm going to go into labor before my due date" and then went on to have a baby after the due date, I would be rich! Or at least I'd have a nice little rainy day fund. As a doula, I encourage clients to listen to
In an amazing new research compilation and review, Evidence Based Birth has done it again. Author and site owner Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN, has combed through existing research and studies and gives us an in-depth look at what it all says -- and what it means -- regarding due dates. She answers
Due dates are double edged swords. Many women calculate or are given a due date early in pregnancy, which on one hand, is so exciting! It's like being invited to a party where you are the star! Except, this party could happen at any time, with very little notice. In fact, only about 5% of babies arr
39 weeks pregnant can be a tough time. You're so close and yet, you're not in labor. Perhaps you don't even have any signs of labor, or worse -- you've thought you were in labor three separate times now.