Pregnancy Due Date Ranges

This table attempts to estimate your probability of going into labor on different individual days based on your estimated due date. If you don't know your due date, or just want a handy daily page to tell you where you're at, use the pregnancy calendar.

It's based on the idea that the average pregnancy lasts 40 weeks with a standard deviation of about 10 days. This means you're more likely to go into labor on one of the days close to your due date. For instance, about half of all babies are born within a week of their date. Scroll to the bottom of this page if you want to know more about where I got these numbers.

The following dates are based on an estimated due date of October 27th, 2022.

Change due date:
Month Day Year
Date Progress Overall probability of
spontaneous labor
Current probability of
spontaneous labor
probability of a pregnant woman at this stage going into labor
On this date By this date On this date By this date On this date Within 3 days Within 5 days Within 7 days
Thursday September 22nd, 2022 35W, 0D 0.01% 0.02% -% -% -% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Friday September 23rd, 2022 35W, 1D 0.01% 0.03% -% -% -% 0.1% 0.2% 0.3%
Saturday September 24th, 2022 35W, 2D 0.02% 0.05% -% -% -% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Sunday September 25th, 2022 35W, 3D 0.02% 0.07% -% -% -% 0.1% 0.3% 0.6%
Monday September 26th, 2022 35W, 4D 0.03% 0.1% -% -% -% 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Tuesday September 27th, 2022 35W, 5D 0.04% 0.13% -% -% -% 0.2% 0.5% 0.9%
Wednesday September 28th, 2022 35W, 6D 0.06% 0.19% -% -% 0.1% 0.3% 0.6% 1.2%
Thursday September 29th, 2022 36W, 0D 0.08% 0.26% -% -% 0.1% 0.4% 0.8% 1.5%
Friday September 30th, 2022 36W, 1D 0.1% 0.35% -% -% 0.1% 0.5% 1% 1.9%
Saturday October 1st, 2022 36W, 2D 0.14% 0.47% -% -% 0.1% 0.6% 1.3% 2.4%
Sunday October 2nd, 2022 36W, 3D 0.18% 0.62% -% -% 0.2% 0.8% 1.7% 3%
Monday October 3rd, 2022 36W, 4D 0.22% 0.82% -% -% 0.2% 1% 2.1% 3.7%
Tuesday October 4th, 2022 36W, 5D 0.28% 1.07% -% -% 0.3% 1.2% 2.5% 4.5%
Wednesday October 5th, 2022 36W, 6D 0.35% 1.39% -% -% 0.4% 1.5% 3.1% 5.4%
Thursday October 6th, 2022 37W, 0D 0.44% 1.79% -% -% 0.4% 1.8% 3.8% 6.4%
Friday October 7th, 2022 37W, 1D 0.54% 2.28% -% -% 0.6% 2.2% 4.5% 7.6%
Saturday October 8th, 2022 37W, 2D 0.66% 2.87% -% -% 0.7% 2.7% 5.4% 8.9%
Sunday October 9th, 2022 37W, 3D 0.79% 3.59% -% -% 0.8% 3.2% 6.3% 10.4%
Monday October 10th, 2022 37W, 4D 0.94% 4.46% -% -% 1% 3.8% 7.4% 11.9%
Tuesday October 11th, 2022 37W, 5D 1.11% 5.48% -% -% 1.2% 4.4% 8.6% 13.7%
Wednesday October 12th, 2022 37W, 6D 1.3% 6.68% -% -% 1.4% 5.2% 9.8% 15.5%
Thursday October 13th, 2022 38W, 0D 1.5% 8.08% -% -% 1.6% 6% 11.2% 17.5%
Friday October 14th, 2022 38W, 1D 1.71% 9.68% -% -% 1.9% 6.9% 12.7% 19.7%
Saturday October 15th, 2022 38W, 2D 1.94% 11.51% -% -% 2.2% 7.8% 14.3% 21.9%
Sunday October 16th, 2022 38W, 3D 2.18% 13.57% -% -% 2.5% 8.8% 16% 24.2%
Monday October 17th, 2022 38W, 4D 2.42% 15.87% -% -% 2.9% 9.9% 17.8% 26.6%
Tuesday October 18th, 2022 38W, 5D 2.66% 18.41% -% -% 3.3% 11.1% 19.7% 29%
Wednesday October 19th, 2022 38W, 6D 2.9% 21.19% -% -% 3.7% 12.3% 21.6% 31.5%
Thursday October 20th, 2022 39W, 0D 3.12% 24.2% -% -% 4.1% 13.5% 23.6% 34%
Friday October 21st, 2022 39W, 1D 3.33% 27.43% -% -% 4.6% 14.9% 25.6% 36.6%
Saturday October 22nd, 2022 39W, 2D 3.52% 30.85% -% -% 5.1% 16.2% 27.7% 39.2%
Sunday October 23rd, 2022 39W, 3D 3.68% 34.46% -% -% 5.6% 17.6% 29.8% 41.7%
Monday October 24th, 2022 39W, 4D 3.81% 38.21% -% -% 6.2% 19.1% 31.9% 44.2%
Tuesday October 25th, 2022 39W, 5D 3.91% 42.07% -% -% 6.7% 20.6% 34% 46.7%
Wednesday October 26th, 2022 39W, 6D 3.97% 46.02% -% -% 7.4% 22.1% 36.2% 49.2%
Thursday October 27th, 2022 40W, 0D 3.99% 50% -% -% 8% 23.6% 38.3% 51.6%
Friday October 28th, 2022 40W, 1D 3.97% 53.98% -% -% 8.6% 25.1% 40.4% 54%
Saturday October 29th, 2022 40W, 2D 3.91% 57.93% -% -% 9.3% 26.7% 42.5% 56.2%
Sunday October 30th, 2022 40W, 3D 3.81% 61.79% -% -% 10% 28.2% 44.5% 58.5%
Monday October 31st, 2022 40W, 4D 3.68% 65.54% -% -% 10.7% 29.8% 46.6% 60.6%
Tuesday November 1st, 2022 40W, 5D 3.52% 69.15% -% -% 11.4% 31.3% 48.6% 62.7%
Wednesday November 2nd, 2022 40W, 6D 3.33% 72.57% -% -% 12.1% 32.9% 50.5% 64.7%
Thursday November 3rd, 2022 41W, 0D 3.12% 75.8% -% -% 12.9% 34.4% 52.4% 66.6%
Friday November 4th, 2022 41W, 1D 2.9% 78.81% -% -% 13.7% 36% 54.3% 68.5%
Saturday November 5th, 2022 41W, 2D 2.66% 81.59% -% -% 14.4% 37.5% 56.1% 70.2%
Sunday November 6th, 2022 41W, 3D 2.42% 84.13% -% -% 15.2% 39% 57.9% 71.9%
Monday November 7th, 2022 41W, 4D 2.18% 86.43% -% -% 16.1% 40.5% 59.6% 73.5%
Tuesday November 8th, 2022 41W, 5D 1.94% 88.49% -% -% 16.9% 42% 61.3% 75.1%
Wednesday November 9th, 2022 41W, 6D 1.71% 90.32% -% -% 17.7% 43.4% 62.9% 76.4%
Thursday November 10th, 2022 42W, 0D 1.5% 91.92% -% -% 18.6% 44.8% 64.5% 77.8%
Friday November 11th, 2022 42W, 1D 1.3% 93.32% -% -% 19.5% 46.3% 65.9% 79.2%
Saturday November 12th, 2022 42W, 2D 1.11% 94.52% -% -% 20.3% 47.6% 67.3% 80.5%
Sunday November 13th, 2022 42W, 3D 0.94% 95.54% -% -% 21.1% 48.9% 68.8% 81.6%
Monday November 14th, 2022 42W, 4D 0.79% 96.41% -% -% 22% 50.1% 70.2% 82.7%
Tuesday November 15th, 2022 42W, 5D 0.66% 97.13% -% -% 23% 51.6% 71.4% 83.6%
Wednesday November 16th, 2022 42W, 6D 0.54% 97.72% -% -% 23.7% 53.1% 72.8% 84.6%
Thursday November 17th, 2022 43W, 0D 0.44% 98.21% -% -% 24.6% 54.2% 73.7% 85.5%
Friday November 18th, 2022 43W, 1D 0.35% 98.61% -% -% 25.2% 55.4% 74.8% 86.3%
Saturday November 19th, 2022 43W, 2D 0.28% 98.93% -% -% 26.2% 56.1% 75.7% 87.9%
Sunday November 20th, 2022 43W, 3D 0.22% 99.18% -% -% 26.8% 57.3% 76.8% -%
Monday November 21st, 2022 43W, 4D 0.18% 99.38% -% -% 29% 58.1% 79% -%
Tuesday November 22nd, 2022 43W, 5D 0.14% 99.53% -% -% 29.8% 59.6% -% -%
Wednesday November 23rd, 2022 43W, 6D 0.1% 99.65% -% -% 28.6% 62.9% -% -%
Thursday November 24th, 2022 44W, 0D 0.08% 99.74% -% -% 30.8% -% -% -%
Friday November 25th, 2022 44W, 1D 0.06% 99.81% -% -% 31.6% -% -% -%
Saturday November 26th, 2022 44W, 2D 0.04% 99.87% -% -% 30.8% -% -% -%

Probability of labor on a given day

Probability of labor by a given day

Notes and disclaimers

All percentages are estimates based on mathematical averages and should not be taken terribly seriously... just because you only have 5% chance of going into labor two weeks early, that doesn't mean you should schedule a trip to the bahamas that weekend (see xkcd to get what I mean here).

You should (obviously) listen to your doctor or midwife on all matters related to pregnancy and childbirth. Just because this chart tells you that a 42W pregnant woman has a high chance of delivering in the next seven days, it doesn't mean it's healthy for her to be pregnant for seven more days. If your doctor wants to increase probability of delivery by inducing labor, there's probably a good reason.

Finding good distribution statistics on spontaneous labor is interesting. I have not found a study with an exact daily breakdown of when babies are born. However I have read way too much on this topic, so I can tell you that my favorite published research is The length of human pregnancy as calculated by ultrasonographic measurement of the fetal biparietal diameter (H. Kieler, O. Axelsson, S. Nilsson, U. Waldenströ) which a very nice table of 10 published studies, which found various means between 272-283 days. The study contributes their own results as well, analyzing nearly 2000 mothers who went into labor spontaneously, and there's graphs of what they found. They found a mean around 280 days, and standard deviations between 8-11 days. There's a big list of other studies and answers in the Introduction to my due date survey results.

Which leads to this topic... I am also in the process of collecting my own statistics. If you have had a baby, please take my due date survey. Oddly enough, the numbers I've collected so far support my messy hunch that pregnancy length has a 40-week mean and 9-10 day standard deviation. So go me.

Anyway if you have better research, drop me an e-mail (spacefem@spacefem.com).

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