Thanks to everyone who participated in my themed weekend! If you're hungry for more information on labor & delivery, feel free to click on that tab under "Categories" on my right side bar. That's where you'll find all of my past posts on the topic.
Here are a few of my favorites...
If you're currently pregnant, I thought I'd leave you with a few thoughts about "due dates" from Peggy O'mara's book - Having a Baby Naturally (Atria Books, 2003).
"Not so long ago doctors would give a very rough estimate of arrival, telling their parents to expect the baby in late January or early February, for example. Nowadays, midwives and doctors calculate the due date [differently]...However, most people don't realize how rough this calculation really is, even when it is combined with a first trimester ultrasound to measure the baby's size. Eighty percent of pregnancies last somewhere between thirty-eight and forty weeks. Only 5 percent of babies arrive on their actual due date..."
I think maybe when people ask me when I'm due with #2 (when I get pregnant, that is), I'll say something vague like, "Oh, in mid-February..." So much less pressure, don't you think?