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If 1st child is early, what's the likelyhood of the 2nd one being early too?

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Merlin Tue 15-Feb-05 18:00:07

DS was 3 weeks early, waters broke, no contractions, he was footling breech so had "emergency" section. 2nd is due in 7 weeks - will history repeat itself? Is there any research on this - just wondering?

Gwenick Tue 15-Feb-05 18:11:29

Hiya, my waters broke 13 days early with DS2, no contractions, "emergency section" (ooh that's spooky LOL) for 'risk of distress' (or something daft like that).

DS2 waters broke 6 days early, they let me go home and induced me 4 days later, he was born the following day, 'dragged' out by ventouse but via the 'standard' exit point

Merlin Tue 15-Feb-05 18:13:25

Thanks Gwenick - maybe I should be packing my bag just in case!!!! Oh and finish buying the bits I need (finish? I mean start!!!)

almost40 Tue 15-Feb-05 18:15:05

I was told that there is usually a pattern - your gestational period is likely the same, barring any unusual circumstances.

Merlin Tue 15-Feb-05 18:16:28

Got appointment with consultant at hospital on thurs to discuss "options"! So, will ask what they think chances are of another earlybird!!!

Gwenick Tue 15-Feb-05 19:41:23

Perhaps Merlin - but then my mum had my brother (her 1st) 11 days early, and I (her 2nd) was 11 days late!!

ImuststopdrinkingBlossomhill Tue 15-Feb-05 19:42:34

Well ds was 2 weeks early. Dd was born bang on due date (rare apparently as only 1% of babies arrive on due date).

thedame71 Tue 15-Feb-05 19:49:22

Both my ds came on due date! 37 weeks pg now, perhaps should send DP down to bookies to see what odds would be if it happened again!

ImuststopdrinkingBlossomhill Tue 15-Feb-05 19:54:15

That would be very rare if it happened a third time!

tigi Tue 15-Feb-05 20:24:52

ds1 4 weeks early, waters broke, then i was induced.
ds2, 3 weeks early, ditto
ds3, 1 week early, contractions started!

bakedpotato Tue 15-Feb-05 20:26:31

both of mine were 5 days early...

Polgara2 Tue 15-Feb-05 20:53:20

I had high hopes as dd1 had been 2 weeks early, but dd2 didn't want to come out and was a week late!!

dinny Tue 15-Feb-05 21:19:35

Merlin, dd was 5 weeks early, don't know why. Ds was term plus one day. Was convinced ds would be early too - even started a thread with v similar title to yours!

misdee Tue 15-Feb-05 21:22:39

dd1 was bang on date. dd2 was a week early.

Kittypickle Wed 16-Feb-05 12:56:57

Hi Merlin, hope you're well. DD was 2 days early and DS was 2 weeks early.

sophie10 Wed 16-Feb-05 13:03:35

DS bang on due date (typical Boxing day) DD1 10 days late DD2 3 days early. But I think early delivery once does affect your chances of it happening again.

piffle Wed 16-Feb-05 13:26:21

my first was 15 days overdue
my dd was 16 days early
both weighed the same!!!

littlerach Wed 16-Feb-05 13:50:27

DD1 5 wks early,no reason for it.
DD2 9 days late!! They would have weighed about the same if I had gone full term the first time.

Miaou Wed 16-Feb-05 14:29:18

DD1 was 5 days early
DD2 was 5 days late
I was telling a friend this on the phone - she pointed out that in that case this one should arrive on due date!

My SIL has 4 children - and they ALL arrived on the due date !

leahbump Wed 16-Feb-05 15:03:19

I was 6 weeks early and my mother was closely watched through her 2cnd pregnancy just in case and my bro was overdue by a couple of days.

Who knows...but I'd be prepared as u never know (it'll be V V V frustrating if u go over too!)

3mummy Wed 16-Feb-05 15:12:59

My first was 3 weeks early, second was just a day early. I am wondering if this one will be late??!! Am currently 35 wks.

eidsvold Thu 17-Feb-05 04:07:41

both of mine were caesars ( for different reasons0 and in pondering your question I realised dd1 was 10 days early ( emergency) and dd2 was 10 days late ( elective)

KateandtheGirls Thu 17-Feb-05 04:12:49

Wiith the first my waters broke at 35w5d and I was induced and delivered at 36w0d. I was very nervous that it would happen again, especially as my 2nd pregnancy was very traumatic, but baby number 2 was born at 39w4d after my water broke and then I went into spontaneous labour.

KateandtheGirls Thu 17-Feb-05 04:14:03

Oh, and baby number 1 was 7lb7oz, and baby number 2 was 7lb6oz.

pinkwhistle Thu 17-Feb-05 04:16:19

miaow that's amazing - your sil I mean. I thought babies only arrive on the due date about 5% of the time!

Dd was 6 days late
Ds was 6 days late (induced - I think to avoid the Easter long weekend for the dr )

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