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Do second babies come earlier?

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amyjaney1984 Tue 19-Aug-14 17:42:11

Do second babies come earlier than first?

ApplebyMennym Tue 19-Aug-14 18:44:44

Mine did but there's no guarantee on anything. First was one day before due date, second was three days before.

beccajoh Tue 19-Aug-14 18:45:54

Mine did. DC1 at 40+6, DC2 at 38+4.

hollie84 Tue 19-Aug-14 18:46:10

Mine didn't, neither did my sister's actually. I think statistically first pregnancies are longer though.

PotteringAlong Tue 19-Aug-14 18:47:41

I hope so! I'm 38 weeks today with number 2 and DS didn't arrive until 42+1!

PastaBow Tue 19-Aug-14 18:48:53

My second was later than my first. Both overdue.

I'd convinced myself #2 would be earlier too so it was a bit of a shock to pass #1's 40+3 with no baby.

IHeartLockhart Tue 19-Aug-14 18:48:57

Mine didn't. Both went 2 weeks over and needed inducing. 2nd baby was much easier to induce though.

ThatBloodyWoman Tue 19-Aug-14 18:50:07

Slightly but still overdue for me!

vvviola Tue 19-Aug-14 18:51:15

I was very concerned about this with dD2 (DD1 was 3 weeks early)

Doc was very unhelpful hmm and told me DD2 could come earlier, same time or later. He gave me a 6 week window for her arrival hmm.

In the end she came at 39+2. The wait felt eternal....

MirandaWest Tue 19-Aug-14 18:53:00

Dc1 born at 38+3
DC 2 born at 40+4

NannyPeach Tue 19-Aug-14 18:53:02

Mine didn't. Dd1 2 weeks early, ds2 1 week early, dd2 6 days early.

BikeRunSki Tue 19-Aug-14 18:57:26

Dc1 came at 38+5, dc2 came at 39+0. So dc2 was later, but only just.

BunnyBaby Tue 19-Aug-14 18:58:45

DC1 40+18 (induced)
DC2 40+11 (induced)

So not in my case smile

SlightlyJadedJack Tue 19-Aug-14 18:59:32

My first was a week early my second was a week late and induced. Such a contrary child still. wink

Purplehonesty Tue 19-Aug-14 19:01:52

Mine did. Ds was two weeks late and induced. Dd was a week early.

Bumply Tue 19-Aug-14 19:02:33

ds1 2 weeks early
ds2 induced 1 week over due date

theborrower Tue 19-Aug-14 19:59:03

My consultant said there's no pattern, it'll just come when it comes. But mine did - DC1 I went into labour on due date, born early next morning (40+1). DC2, 39+2.

LittleBallOfFur Tue 19-Aug-14 20:03:40

DC1 39+6
DC2 40+14

Sorry grin

s88 Tue 19-Aug-14 20:08:06

nope ! induced with both of mine 2 weeks late

BabyBellasMumma Tue 19-Aug-14 20:08:22

DC1 37+5
DC2 41+2

insanityscratching Tue 19-Aug-14 20:59:10

Ds 1 37w
Ds 2 ELCS on due date but no sign of labour.

MagnificentMaleficent Tue 19-Aug-14 21:04:01

DC1 40+1
DC2 40+2
DC3 40+2

So no sorry!

Mine didn't.....

MissRabbitsCV Tue 19-Aug-14 21:07:56

No - sorry! Ds1 was 10 days late but came naturally. DS2 was induced - 14 days late.

Frusso Tue 19-Aug-14 21:10:11

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