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Conception to Birth

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Sep 26, 2005.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    How often do you think Babys are born exactly 9 months to the day from Conception to Birth?
  2. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Speaking in terms of probability....basically never.
  3. With premature births, c-sections and the like, I agree with Will's statement - probably never.

    I happened to be born two weeks premature, for example.
  4. probably 99.83% of the time

    ok, but really... i have to agree with the other guys. so.... one in a million?
  5. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    why one in a million?

    you figure there is a 2 month span that a baby could be born (one month early to one month late)

    that's about 60 days..

    so wouldn't the odds be around 1 in 60?
  6. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA

    Don't bring math into this. ;)
  7. Math is the bane of your exsistance.
  8. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I'd say it's probably pretty rare. The human gestation period is appx. 266 days (I work with several pregnant women :rolleyes: ), and 266 days/9 months comes out to just about 29.5 days per month. Calender-wise, the average number of days in a month is just under 30.5 (365/12). Going off of this, I'd feel pretty darn confident that very few are born exactly 9 months from conception.
    However, since the durations of the 12 months aren't uniform, I would guess that there's probably certain days of year when its more likely.
  9. Let's go with one in a million. Everyone understands that. :smug:
  10. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    "So you're tellin me there's a chance.......Yeah! I read ya."

  11. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    The amount of time it takes is usually 40 weeks from our experience and what the doctors told us, which is already over nine months.
  12. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Apparently human gestation is 266 days with a standard deviation of 16 days (approximately). Anyway, you can figure it out from there if you want.
  13. Only once. After that the baby keeps growing and it's near impossible to get it back into the womb! ;)
  14. I'm gonna say "sometimes."
  15. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    HA! That's fantastic!
  16. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    i'm not exactly sure, but i was pretty close to my predicted due date.

    take THAT, 999,999 other people! :D
  17. Wait... to know that you'd have to know when uhh... err... nevermind...
  18. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    gottawalk, are you gonna come over here and clean the fried rice that I just sprayed all over my screen and keyboard?
  19. You know what that made me think of?

    Kenny and the busdriver from South Park.
  20. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    How could even know for sure, so that you could track it. I don't think they can do a test that nails the exact date of conception, yet.