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Did your DC2 come earlier/quicker than DC1?

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Beachmum85 Mon 21-Nov-16 20:54:45

I'm getting to the end now (39+2) and went over with DD1 (40+5). Everyone around me is convinced baby is coming any day but I'm trying not to get excited/ think too much or I'll drive myself mad!

Intrigued to know stories of DC2 to pass the time please! Did they come earlier or later and was the second labour really quicker? 

PS. No horror stories please! confused

WineCheeseSleep Mon 21-Nov-16 23:20:18

DD and DS came on exactly the same day - 40+4. But the labours were very different! DS (my first) was a long 40 hour painful slog, DD came in under 3 hours from the first twinge. It was brilliant as I'd dreaded having such a long labour again!

gillybeanz Mon 21-Nov-16 23:23:45

Ds1 39+1 labour= 2 hours

Ds2 35 +2 labour = 90 mins

Dd 35 labour = 30 mins.

Total hours in labour for 3 dc = 4 hours grin

No horror stories here.
Also have had more pain in the hairdressers than labour, although very painful very quickly. No build up at all.

alltouchedout Mon 21-Nov-16 23:25:29

5 days earlier. Labour longer by 15 mins but so easy- 4 minute second stage smile

DramaAlpaca Mon 21-Nov-16 23:26:36

DS1 came at 39+2, but DS2 hung on in there until 40+5 which felt like an eternity as I thought I'd go early again.

It was a much easier, quicker birth though.

DS3 also came at 39+2, and his birth was quicker and easier again.

Funnily enough, DS2 still likes to take his time and is always late for everything grin

MiladyThesaurus Mon 21-Nov-16 23:27:15

No. DS2 was later and took (much) longer (DS1 was not a quick labour in the first place).

I'll spare you the horror story though. Turns out that my pelvis is, in fact, riddled with inflammation that makes me particularly crap at childbirth. I assume that yours is not utterly rubbish so you'all be much better at it than me. grin

BackforGood Mon 21-Nov-16 23:28:48

41 weeks with dc1
40+1 with dc 2

Labour 27 hrs with dc1
er.... didn't get as far as the labour ward with dc two grin

RubyJack Mon 21-Nov-16 23:32:05

Much quicker,7 hours for second 2 days for first.

Beachmum85 Tue 22-Nov-16 08:49:52

Thanks everyone!

WineCheese that's the goal! Pleeeeease...

NickyEds Tue 22-Nov-16 22:05:55

Ds- 39+5- 30 hours
Dd- 40+4- 5 hours. Much better!

Chasingsquirrels Tue 22-Nov-16 22:09:31

Exactly the same length of pregnancy, second child quicker.
Ds1 labour started 36+6 @ 10.30pm & born 37+0 @ 00.36am
Ds2 labour started 36+6 @ 11.40pm & born 11.55pm.

Nicketynac Tue 22-Nov-16 22:12:35

Nope and nope!
Second time had contractions on and off for four days after due date but actual labour was about the same length once I got going. Epidural with first and not the second (not by choice!) and it was pretty sore but have nothing to compare it to as was pleasantly numb for much of the first one.
Good luck!

bigmeff Tue 22-Nov-16 22:34:01

Ds1 39+6 got to hospital and had him 20 minutes later

DS2 39+5 DH made me go in earlier because he shit himself last time so got to hospital and had him within the hour

DD1 39+5 DH went crazy when I asked him if we could walk around the block... Chucked me in the car and had her within the hour too!

cheekyfunkymonkey Tue 22-Nov-16 22:35:16

Yes by a week and a half

user1471552178 Wed 23-Nov-16 03:44:06

DD - 39 + 6

DS - 40 + 1

both labours were a similar amount of time 5.5 - 6.5 hours in total. 2nd time round the 2nd stage was only 6 minutes!

Good luck smile

Pluto30 Wed 23-Nov-16 03:48:13


Mine have come progressively later and labours have been progressively longer.

DS1 came at 41+2 and was a 10 hour labour and delivery.

DS2 came at 41+4 and was a 17 hour labour and delivery.

DD1 came at 42 weeks exactly and was a 28 hour labour and delivery.

FV45 Wed 23-Nov-16 04:33:57

Both were around due date...DS2 possibly a day sooner than DS1.

Second labour and birth quicker by hours and hours...and that was with a 10 year gap.

Good luck!

lemonpoppyseed Wed 23-Nov-16 04:46:11

Both of mine came one day after due date.

DS: from first contraction to birth was about 9 hours

DD: I was sitting on the couch having a cup of tea and a cheese sandwich at 1:30pm; no sign of labour at all. She arrived at 3:30 pm (we just made it to the hospital in time).

Good luck, OP!

waitingforsomething Wed 23-Nov-16 05:25:04

DD was born at 40+1 with 37 hours between waters breaking and birth.

DS was born at 39+6 with 8 hours between first contraction and birth.

So my labours started the day before my due date both times but DS was significantly quicker to arrive!

Alorsmum Wed 23-Nov-16 05:43:29

DD1 10 days over
DD2 18 days over by hospital dates (verrrry stressful but I stuck to my guns and went into natural labour fine)
DD3 imagine my surprise when turned up at 37 weeks!

Ditsy4 Wed 23-Nov-16 05:51:37


Past date by four days.
Labour quicker as first 36 1/2 hrs em. CS and baby 2 was 16 hrs and normal delivery. Posteria presentation and big baby 9lb4oz! Bounced back though and out shopping at three days

Knackered46 Wed 23-Nov-16 07:07:57

Ds1 was two weeks late. But Ds2 was two weeks early. Ds1 was induced and took 36hours. Ds2 took around around 20 hours from first contraction to production.

Second time around for me was much easier... smile

ImpYCelyn Wed 23-Nov-16 18:23:55

DS1 - one day early, 4 hour labour, no pain relief.

DS2 - two days late, 6.5 hour labour, G&A and I still really felt it. Smaller baby too.

I felt cheated. grin

38+3 with DS3 now, who is measuring bloody massive. We'll see what happens there...

SerenaJoy Wed 23-Nov-16 18:37:02

DC1 arrived at 40+13 after induction, approx 12 hours.

DC2 was 40+3, around 4 hours.

Good luck OP!

toptomatoes Wed 23-Nov-16 18:40:05

DC1 - about 36 hrs, 5 days late
DC2 - about 12 hrs, 4 days late
DC3 - about 4 hrs but the last stage was super quick, 4 weeks early

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