Re: How can docs be so wrong?
I dont really understand how doctors can be wrong on due dates, especially when they go by the date of your last period. With my 2nd daughter...they changed my due date 3 different times.....Jan 25th to Jan 24th, to Jan 21st....not big changes...but nevertheless, it was a change........my daughter was actually born January 28th!! They also kept telling me that she would be very close to being 10 pounds, if not over......she was 8 pounds 11.5 ounces!!! (and being born a week later than they projected the last due date that they gave me!!!) I know that the baby can come anytime 2 weeks before or after the estimated due date...but to keep changing it due to the babys size and weight...is just not right, because not every baby grows at the same rate, or will be the same size at a certain point in every pregnancy. All I can tell you is.....whenever you think its close to your due date.....be very well prepared to go to the hospital! Doctors dont always know everything. A friend of mine was pregnant and a smoker....he decided to induce labor a month early..."out of concern for the baby JUST because she was a smoker"....nothing was wrong, nothing to indicate the baby was in distress or anything.....it was just the simple fact that she was a smoker...the baby was born a healthy 6 pounds....so had she gone the full 9 months...she would have had at least a 7 pound baby. I dont know why some doctors act like they dont know how to be a doctor. When my doctors had me guessing as to which date would be right...knowing the 2 week before and after deal.....I was prepared at the beginning of January for anything to happen. So thats all that I can tell you. Good luck!