Talk

Advanced search

What's for lunch today? Take inspiration from Mumsnetters' tried-and-tested recipes in our Top Bananas! cookbook

Find out more

Was your second baby born earlier or later than your first (as in gestation) ?

(45 Posts)
WhyTheHeckMe Wed 07-Feb-18 22:08:00

Just trying to get an idea really. Dc1 born on due date. Complications with birth so dc2 is booked in for a csec however this is quite late at 39+4 (although pretty certain I'll actually be 40 weeks based on ovulation sticks and sex dates!).

So just curious really as to if second babies tend to come earlier? !

Justanotherzombie Wed 07-Feb-18 22:08:37

My first was one week early. Second 1 week late.

Threeminis Wed 07-Feb-18 22:10:43

First was born at 37+3
Second was induced at 40+6

DramaAlpaca Wed 07-Feb-18 22:12:58

My first was 5 days early, second was 5 days late. Third was 5 days early again grin

HomeFree55 Wed 07-Feb-18 22:13:23

My first was also on her due date. Second a week late

Chasingsquirrels Wed 07-Feb-18 22:14:27

Pretty much bang on the same.
Dc1: 00:36 on 37+0
Dc2: 23:56 on 36+6

On the other hand my brother (1st) was born in his due date and I (2nd) was 2 weeks late.

Justgivemesomepeace Wed 07-Feb-18 22:15:09

1st was 5 days early, 2nd was 5 days late.

Pompom42 Wed 07-Feb-18 22:16:24

1st was 1 day early no intervention
2nd was 4 days late no intervention

Shimmershimmerandshine Wed 07-Feb-18 22:18:08

Both on the same day

Judashascomeintosomemoney Wed 07-Feb-18 22:47:11

Both two weeks and two days late by the time they were actually born. Both induced. One chemical one Sweep

Lostmykeys Wed 07-Feb-18 22:52:29

1st was 10 days late
2nd was 4 weeks early! Properly caught me out as I thought would be same as the first 😬

soundsystem Wed 07-Feb-18 22:55:10

DC1 39+4
DC2 40+5

WeaselsRising Wed 07-Feb-18 22:55:20

DC1 on due date. DC2 11 days late. DC3 3 days early. DC4 8 days late.

RaininSummer Wed 07-Feb-18 22:55:55

Both one week early.

wellthatsjustgreat Wed 07-Feb-18 23:00:57

1st ds was 5 days late.
2nd dd was 9 weeks early shock
3rd dd was 7 days late.
Oddly, 1st and 3rd child are like two peas from the same pod & middle dd is the polar opposite of them both hmm

FucksakeCuntingFuckingTwats Wed 07-Feb-18 23:04:37

First was four weeks early. Second was two weeks early and third was two days early. But with each consecutive pregancy, I felt overdue in comparison to the last because id never been as pregnant with my first as I was with my second or as pregnant with my second as I was with my third. I really feel for people who go over due two weeks.

Fender1 Wed 07-Feb-18 23:18:44

So was your second child classed as prem @Chasingsquirrels ?

Dc1 39+1
Dc2 40+8

TriJo Wed 07-Feb-18 23:20:24

#1 8 days late - spontaneous labour

#2 11 days early - induced starting at 38+0 for reduced movements

blaaake Wed 07-Feb-18 23:21:33

Mine were all late, but my 3rd was 7 days late and my 4th was 9 days late and I was booked for an induction the next day!

linz84 Wed 07-Feb-18 23:22:13

My first was 8days early and 2nd 9 days late. I don't think you can really know when they'll arrive.

Chasingsquirrels Wed 07-Feb-18 23:29:55

@Fender1
I have no idea! He was born at home without any assistance (not planned just very fast) and was perfectly fine, feeding by the time the midwife arrived. We waited for the placenta to be delivered, cleaned up and went to bed 😁

wendz86 Thu 08-Feb-18 08:23:39

Earlier . 1st was 39+6 and 2nd was 39 weeks .

mindutopia Thu 08-Feb-18 10:11:20

So far 2nd is considerably later than my first.

First was a spontaneous natural birth at 37+5 (which completely caught us by surprise as I expected we'd go to 40-41 weeks like everyone else seems to).

I'm now 39+3 with my 2nd and no signs yet of him arriving.

sundowners Thu 08-Feb-18 13:49:44

OP- DS also arrived bang on due date... DD - 2 weeks early!

wonkylegs Thu 08-Feb-18 13:52:54

My waters broke at 36+3 for DS1 born at 37wks by emergency section as I was too tired after being in full non progressive labour for days

DS2 planned section was brought forward from 39 to 37wks due to polyhydramnios waters broke the morning of the section whilst I was getting ready to go in - went ahead with section anyway

So both born on exactly 37wks

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now