Dating my pregnancy
” I was so happy, I couldn’t even find words to express my gratitude. In fact, I already had so many warm feelings around my pregnancy that I quite longed for a handsome man to take me to dinner and share stories and secrets. I could live with being single, but everything about my childlessness felt wrong. If anyone wanted to call it weird, well, they weren’t welcome on this journey with me.
I wanted to date for the pleasure of it, not because I was a 37-year-old woman hunting for a husband or a baby daddy before the clock ran out. I never hesitated in telling the truth about my story—to anyone. I’d been dying to have a baby before it was too late, and though I’d come close with a couple of exes, I still wasn’t sure what I was looking for in a man.
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Read more → A survey of pregnant women planning a hospital birth in Australia offers interesting food for thought in relation to women’s views and knowledge about the ‘due date’ and the timing of birth. Read more → Cassie, who has given me permission to tell her story and who chose her own pseudonym, became pregnant via IVF." can really be answered by only one person: Your baby.For earlier generations of women, the concept of a due date was "around Thanksgiving" or "late fall." As birth moved from home to hospital, women were given the approximate date when they should expect to be confined to a hospital bed, called the "estimated date of confinement." Eventually, this term evolved into "expected date of delivery," now called "due date."Unfortunately, a specified due date has made women (and their family and friends) place too much emphasis on a precise day - to the point that they plan their life around it.Your baby doesn't have a calendar, however, so it is no surprise that less than 10 percent of babies actually arrive on the date they are due.For the other 90 percent of pregnant women, what does your due date really mean?