Most women are given a due date for their baby, but statistically, most women will not deliver on that date.
Only 5% to be exact, and the chances go down after that date.
Women actually have a five week window between 37-42 weeks to deliver.
That is normal.
If couples need the assistance of an infertility clinic, they have a little more leeway as to what time of year or month they'd like to have the baby.
“They want to avoid certain months to accommodate husband's social calendar; so if they are going to be hunting or on a planned trip they will not want to have the due date that month. Some patents don't want a certain astrological sign,” says Michelle May, a nurse practitioner with The Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine.
When a couple wants to have a baby on an exact date, it’s a little more complex.
Especially for those who want their baby this year on 12-12-12.
May gets out the chart and calibrates when the women's first day of her last period would have had to occur.
“March 7th, and they would have to conceive March sometime around a March 21st and 22nd time frame. Just don't know--the baby comes when the baby is ready,” says May.
While most couples who want a baby probably wouldn't complain to at least trying to hit a target date, one mom and grandma we talked to hopes the couple is considering more than just 12-12-12.
“The cost of having a child is more, the care to love a child is more important than just a due date of 12-12-12,” says Marlena Bunao.
About the only way to half guarantee a 12-12-12 baby is if your C-Section is scheduled for that day
December 12 is on a Wednesday this year.