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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.

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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