If I'm nervous about the baby or my kids or life in general, I'm one of those dorks who finds comfort in statistics. i.e. When I fretted over preterm labor I'd just say to myself 'statistically speaking if the baby were born right now she would do well and only have to spend (this) many weeks in NICU.' So to ease this waiting period (because HOLY CRAP I am so ready for my baby!) I was surfing for scientific data on due dates. I mean really, what are my chances of being one of those moms who delivers at 42 weeks???
So I'll admit I've been a little disappointed that labor hasn't started during this 38th week, but statistically the chances were pretty low anyways. Finding out that twice the amount of babies are born in week 39 is very comforting! Our chances go up from 12.9%(in week 38) to 26.2% (in week 39) !! Yay!!!!!
I've never seen a pregnancy due dates chart lay this out so well, and if you dig deeper you see the research parameters are well thought out. If you want a chart that goes more in depth to be inclusive of due date variables (based on LMP or U/S, etc); they have one of those too!
Wow, you can really tell how anxious I am to meet this baby.