No matter how much you love being pregnant, there comes a moment in every woman's journey when she is officially done with this "mommy-to-be" nonsense. She's exhausted, she's hot, she's tired of having to sleep on her side because she can't get up from her back at 40 weeks pregnant, and she really wants to meet her baby. Hearing the words, "I think you're going to go past your due date" is basically torture. But are there signs your baby is going to be late so you can prepare for those extra days of pregnancy or will your child's punctuality skills be a mystery?
According to Parents, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists noted that ten percent of all pregnancies go past 42 weeks. That sounds like a long time to be pregnant, doesn't it? But Fit Pregnancy mentioned that the strict medical term for being "post-term" actually is 42 weeks. But with so many potential risks and complications at getting to 42 weeks, most doctors conclude that going past 40 weeks of pregnancy means you're overdue.
So what makes some babies overdue and some arrive on time or early? There's no exact answer, but there are five signs that could potentially mean your little one won't show up on their due date.