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If you went over 40 weeks first time, were you overdue second time round too?

(38 Posts)
Salleroo Wed 04-Mar-09 13:40:04

And was the second labour quicker?

notnowbernard Wed 04-Mar-09 13:41:38

Overdue with both

2nd more overdue than 1st

2nd labour probably a bit longer

insertwittynicknameHERE Wed 04-Mar-09 13:43:47

<watches thread>

I too have been wondering the same for this pg.

bumpybecky Wed 04-Mar-09 13:48:17

yes, yes and more yesses.....

dd1 - 40+11 labour took ages!

dd2 - 40+8 labour faster, only about 2 hours proper labour, best birth of the lot

dd3 - 40+3 (so a week earlier than I was expecting really!) took hours after waters went to get started properly, but proper labour pretty quick

ds = 40+9 again, waters went nothing happened for hours, once it finally got going pretty quick, 50 mins and he beat the midwives

Rosa Wed 04-Mar-09 13:52:40

40 +3 1st watre broke early put on drip and 1st contraction to birth 2 hrs
38+5 second - whole thing 38 mins - thank god I was prsuaded by mn to go to hosp to have a check as was leaking waters or would never have made it !
everybody is different ..

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 04-Mar-09 14:01:28

ds1 induced at 42+5 - pessary at 9pm, he was born at 4.45am the next day

ds2 born on due date - waters went at 3am, tightenings started about midday, he was born at 5.05pm

GrapefruitMoon Wed 04-Mar-09 14:06:58

Overdue first time, went into labour on my due date second time, much "easier" and quicker birth, third time went overdue and birth felt similar to first time...

LittleOtik Wed 04-Mar-09 14:09:37

Yes - 12 days over with DD1

9 days over with DD2

Second labour quicker.

Heated Wed 04-Mar-09 14:10:29


dc1 overdue by 10 days - took 9 hours

dc2 overdue by 11 days and induced - took 5 hours

Salleroo Wed 04-Mar-09 19:53:57

bump for the evening crowd

Salleroo Wed 04-Mar-09 19:53:58

bump for the evening crowd

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 04-Mar-09 20:00:11

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hazeyjane Wed 04-Mar-09 20:07:46

40 + 10 with dd1 labour about 3 days!

40 + 13 with dd2 labour about 6 hours.

Olissa Wed 04-Mar-09 21:06:59

42 + 1 induced and emCS after 22 hours

42 + 4 spontaneous VBAC - still 13 hours established labour but both DS and DD were back-to-back despite my best efforts (grrr)

SweetEm Wed 04-Mar-09 21:46:39

dd 40+11 - induced and emCS after 26 hours
ds 39 - slow leaking waters, CS next day

mummy2joshuarileyandbump Wed 04-Mar-09 21:51:15

ds1 40+12 - induced and emCs after 37 hrs
ds2 40+10 - spontaneous after sweep
dc3 i am estimating will be 40+8 grin

PeppermintCream Wed 04-Mar-09 21:56:14

Dd 41+6
Ds 41+3
I like to think that they were happy in there...

moomaa Wed 04-Mar-09 21:56:27

Another yes

ds 40+8
dd 40+11

will be caught out next time if it's on time! 2nd labour much shorter.

Mummyfor3 Wed 04-Mar-09 21:59:07


DS1 42+1 - induced at that point
(DS2 31weeks, CS due to placenta praevia)
DS3 41+5 - brilliant VBAC, in labour a total of 6 hrs grin

Good luck!!

Salleroo Thu 05-Mar-09 14:01:42

Better prepare myself for going overdue again so. I was 40 +10. The longest 10 days of my life!!! Still if it happens again, I'll get to sit my exam and then go into labour!!!

swottybetty Thu 05-Mar-09 14:49:02

ach - this thread has really depressed me. salleroo i was 40 plus 10 last time and induced, can cope with the waiting if it happens again but please not the oxytocin drip.

CaptainKarvol Thu 05-Mar-09 15:02:43

oh boo, this is depressing me too. 40+7 last time, and I'm at 38+4 now and so, so ready to give birth! Another 2 weeks to go, by the look of things!

tibsy Thu 05-Mar-09 15:13:51

ds 40+4
dd 40+2
by my reckoning, this one will be bang on the date wink
and yes, the 2nd labour was quicker

thisisyesterday Thu 05-Mar-09 15:15:06

ds1- 42+0 18hr labour
ds2- 40+1 6hr labour

electra Thu 05-Mar-09 15:17:32

No, first time baby born at 40+8, second time baby born at 40+0. My labours were both 12 hours but were very different. Dd2's first stage took longer because she was posterior, but the second stage was 5 minutes (compared with 2.5 hours for dd1's second stage).

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