Odds of Baby Coming Early, Late or Right on Time

You may have a due date, but babies are on their own time. Find out what percentage of babies are born early or late.
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Updated May 5, 2017
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It’s most likely baby will really be born right around your due date. Unless it’s a scheduled delivery, you of course can’t know for sure, but check out these recent due date stats:

• 6 percent of babies were born late (week 42 and after)

• 12 percent arrived early (before week 37)

• 82 percent showed up on time (between weeks 37 and 41)

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