To celebrate the new year with Mothers of Change, we would like to invite anyone who is pregnant to let us know their due month! Leave a comment here on this post, or on our facebook page.
Did you know that what we commonly call a due date is not really the date you should expect your baby to be born? Only 4% of babies are born at the calculated ‘due date,’ which is 40 weeks.
However, 85% of babies are born in the month surrounding 40 weeks (37 weeks to 42 weeks), making a due month a more accurate estimation of when you can expect the birthing process to start spontaneously.
If you are pregnant, let us know your due month (i.e. April or June/July).
If you’ve given birth, let us know what date you would have been 40 weeks pregnant (your ‘due date’) and what date you actually gave birth. Did the birthing process started spontaneously, were you induced, or did you have a scheduled cesarean?
Happy and empowered birthing to all the moms who will give birth in 2012! And for those of us who are already parents, let’s give ourselves a pat on the back–we brought our babies into the world and we made it through all the parenting challenges of 2011!
Here’s to the joys and challenges of birth and parenting: we are the mothers of change!