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Average length of pregnancy for 35+

Hi Ladies,

Any ideas where I can find some stats on the average length of pregnancy for a woman in her late 30's, first child?  

I have found that the average length for a first pregancy is 40 weeks + 8 days, but I'm not sure if that applies to first time moms in their late 30's.

Any advice would be appreciated,

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1173196 tn?1292920090
From what I've read, the average length of pregnancy in the US is only 39 weeks. Oweing to the fact that inductions and c-sections are usually scheduled 1-2 weeks before the due date. The only statistics I've found on older mothers is that women over 35 have 1.5 % greater chance of having a premature baby. Your Dr. may be able to help you out.
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Thanks for the info.  I'm not pg at the moment, but we are going for an IUI next cycle.  If I O on schedule and have a 40 wk pregnancy I will be due on January 1.  Not the ideal due date as we were hoping to not deliver until January.  I guess its something that I shouldnt bother worrying about until I get there.  Just kindof curious what the likelihood of going past my due date at age 37 would be.

Gigi
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1173196 tn?1292920090
Oh, I know what you mean, I tried to space my kids out so that I didn't have 2 birthdays in one month. But, they don't always co-operate :) Good Luck!
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