# Conception to Birth

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

1. ### MAJOR METALThe Beagle FatherStaff MemberSupporting Member

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

2. ### Against WillSupporting Member

Dec 10, 2003
Big Sound Central
Speaking in terms of probability....basically never.

3. ### jrthebassguy

Apr 19, 2000
Houston, Texas
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. ### GetLow

probably 99.83% of the time

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

5. ### Bob ClaytonModeratorStaff MemberSupporting 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

Don't bring math into this.

7. ### Dave

Math is the bane of your exsistance.

8. ### SoComSurfingMercedes 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 ), 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. ### KeithBMI

Let's go with one in a million. Everyone understands that.

10. ### Don't_FretJustin Schornstein

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

11. ### Bryan R. TylerTalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002Staff MemberAdministratorGold Supporting Member

May 3, 2002
Connecticut
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. GermaineCommercial 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. ### gottawalk

Jul 4, 2005
Woodinville, WA
Only once. After that the baby keeps growing and it's near impossible to get it back into the womb!

14. ### dancehallclasher

Jul 21, 2000
Northern VA
I'm gonna say "sometimes."

15. ### SoComSurfingMercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

Feb 15, 2002
Mobile, Al
HA! That's fantastic!

16. ### 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!

17. ### KeithBMI

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. ### Steph Dawe

You know what that made me think of?

Kenny and the busdriver from South Park.

20. ### buzzbassShoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

Apr 23, 2003
NJ
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.