Quoting [Pseudonym]:" When the theories are proven, then they can be considered fact to me. Facts and theories are two different entities."
Quoting shes.so.vain:" Us can be wrong. Thats why some nurses say- you baby looks big- and they end up being an average size. "
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" So are mine, but you can CONCEIVE or have implantation happen at varying times, pending on if sperm ... [snip!] ... she still put me in labor at 38 weeks fully developed, and measuring full term. They said my DD was probably off. It happens. "
Quoting [Pseudonym]:" Err, yeah at 38 weeks, they are fully developed. You can only concieve three days max after you ovulate. They don't factor in implantation when dealing with due dates. They do LMP or conception."
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" Well, you really can't PROVE theory about how labor starts, since there's no way to prove it without ... [snip!] ... to prove it without a shadow of a doubt without possibly killing the mother or child, so you're gonna be waiting a long time. "
Quoting [Pseudonym]:" Then, no one knows how labor starts. They believe, they think, they theorize. Nobody knows. For all ... [snip!] ... For all you know, mom could trigger labor. Her body is designed to grow a child for a set amount of time. That's my theory."
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" And cycles can vary from month to month. At birth, they have ways of telling if they're a full 40 weeker ... [snip!] ... and implantation can take a week or so to happen sometimes. You can implant a week after you ovulate, that's not far fetched."
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" Your theory would make no sense, since some moms have preemies and have full term kids. No one has ... [snip!] ... definite proof, but a lot of research has shown that the baby is the main cause in a normal labor process for starting labor. "
Quoting [Pseudonym]:" Oh, no. Sperm can live three to four days inside you. Researched this quite extensively when I was ... [snip!] ... all systems are functioning normally. Doctor's could care less if it's at least a 40 weeker, just as long as it's a 37 weeker."
Quoting [Pseudonym]:" Factors in each pregnancy could influence it's outcome. Maybe mom smoked with the preemie baby and not ... [snip!] ... preemie baby and not with the full term one. There are too many variables and obstretics is not an exact science by any means."
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/guide/sperm-and-semen-faq - 5 days http://www.ju ... [snip!] ... - 5 days So yeah, I've heard 7, and in some cases that may happen, but it sure as hell isn't generally 3-4. "
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" Exactly. It's not. There's a ton of theories, but nothing can be proven without a shadow of a doubt. ... [snip!] ... theories on how it works. So WHY make it an exact science and make it into a medical thing by inducing when it's not necessary?"
Quoting [Pseudonym]:" I'm not sure justmommies is a credible site. All the reputable ones agree with me for the most part...Sperm ... [snip!] ... most part...Sperm lifespan notwithstanding, this adds an extra 5 days to the length of pregnancy. Not altogether significant."
Quoting [Pseudonym]:" I don't know, my OB didn't treat it that way. And it kind of is a medical thing. But...yeah, I agree ... [snip!] ... of hooking you up to Pitocin straightaway... I just got my membranes stipped and that was enough to jumpstart labor for me..."
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" Which is why I always tell people they should watch the Business of Being Born, or Pregnant in America. ... [snip!] ... Both are really good about going behind the scenes in hospitals and show you how many of these places actually think and work. "