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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.

Patient discussion about due date

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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Abby, of Caerphilly, South Wales, said: "My due day arrived and Barrie and I were just taking it easy and relaxing at home, waiting for me to go into labour.
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.
I am taken to task by the delightful Jo Malin for announcing she had turned 40 a month before the due day.
According to the ministry, a just-published audit report into the one-third sale of Telstra shows that at due day shares worth AUS$10.