What does due mean in when my second child was due?

I would interpret it in three ways:

  1. just born.

  2. about to be born soon.

  3. just got pregnant.

Which is correct?

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When my child is due refers to the time the baby is expected to be born.

  • 1
    Unless, of course, your first child (by the same wife) had not been born yet. Then all bets are off.
    – JeffSahol
    Commented Nov 21, 2011 at 20:51
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    A common phrase would be something along the lines of "I'm due in February!" to inform the listener(s) that the baby is expected to be born in February.
    – Bjorn
    Commented Nov 21, 2011 at 21:50

It means "about to born."

One of the meaning of due is "under engagement as to time; expected to be ready, be present, or arrive; scheduled."

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