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due date

The date at which an infant is expected to be born, calculated from the date of the last menstrual period.
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Q. How many women actually give birth on their EDD (expected delivery date)? I am pregnant and my EDD is January 22nd. I was wondering what are the chances I will give birth on that day exactly?

A. If it's your first pregnancy, you probably will give birth after your EDD, as first pregnancies tend to be longer. Your EDD is after a full 40 weeks of pregnancy. It is most common to give birth between 38- 42 weeks of pregnancy.

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Sometimes, women will feel a strong connection to one doctor, only finding that the doctor that they liked the least, the one who was least supportive of their choices, was actually the one on call for their due day.
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Some are psychological, full of a searching introspection, like "Hostility Deep Rooted." Others, like "This City as Well," focus on unpleasant aspects of modern urban life, with passages like "buildings suffer from incessant tremors that are / due day in, day out from deafening noises of ma- / chineries." Perhaps the translations could be checked by a poet whose native tongue is English, since a basis for understanding is discernible.