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Iwish Mon 09-Sep-13 20:38:59

Hi ladies!

Just a quick question really. My DS was born at 37+6 and am now pregnant with my second baby.

Just wondering if your first was early was your second early too? I'm hoping she arrives 2 weeks early like her brother and makes an appearance before Christmas.

Thanks xxx

redcaryellowcar Mon 09-Sep-13 21:17:16

I only have one ds who arrived at 36+2, and I am wondering the same thing, keen for dc2 to stay put until 37-40 weeks, I ended up being induced as waters broke but nothing happened so I was induced induced so I would really like things to happen without all the intervention etc.

grants1000 Mon 09-Sep-13 21:26:08

My first was 5 weeks early and was born in 5 hours and my second was 3 weeks early and born in 7 hrs grin

princesscupcakemummyb Mon 09-Sep-13 21:26:31

my midwife tells me your body tends to follow a trend i.e i went over due with my 1st and went 1 week over due with dc2 now expecting dc3 and hoping for a miracle lol

tunnocksteacake Mon 09-Sep-13 21:27:46

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MsFiremanSam Mon 09-Sep-13 22:17:10

DS born at 39+5, DD at 40+6. Was not impressed to go overdue when midwife had told me she'd likely be early. The expectation made every one of those 6 days feel like a year!

Fairypants Mon 09-Sep-13 22:47:01

Dd1 was born at 39 weeks precisely and dd2 at 39+3.
At my booking appt with dc3 the mw said 'so you have your babies at 39 weeks then' like she expects this one to follow the pattern.
I have another 30 weeks to go to find out though.

smaths Tue 10-Sep-13 03:16:55

My first was born at 38+3 and I had to push for 2.5 hours. My second was born at 40+12 (I was climbing the walls by the end with impatience, I was not anticipating being pregnant for almost a month longer 2nd time round) and was out in three contractions (on my bathroom floor as it happens; a home birth had not been planned!)

rumtumtugger Tue 10-Sep-13 03:21:00

39+1 and then a surprise 34+3! Get your bags packed early, just in case! smile

JessieEssex Tue 10-Sep-13 03:40:39

DD1 was 39+4, DD2 was 36+5. I don't think you can really predict though, I know lots of people who have had one early and one overdue.

BinarySolo Tue 10-Sep-13 03:51:49

Ds1 was 36+4 ds2 was 39. Not sure it always follows a pattern.

RoadToTuapeka Tue 10-Sep-13 04:45:32

My first was a week early and the second was practically on the due date. Second time was not easier unfortunately, I think I had expectations that it would be and wasn't mentally prepared for it to be the same or worse and that probably made it worse!
Hope all goes well. For most people it is apparently easier 2nd time!

Littlepaleale Tue 10-Sep-13 05:07:58

Sorry to disappoint, but not in my experience! DD was bang on 37 weeks and a very quick labour. I'm currently 41+2 and still waiting. Grr. I've found being overdue harder to deal with because I was so prepared for an early arrival this time to. Good luck to you!

TomDaleysTrunks Tue 10-Sep-13 05:20:58

Don't want to burst the bubble BUT DD1 born at 36 weeks. DD2born 40 +5 after 2 sweeps.

TomDaleysTrunks Tue 10-Sep-13 05:21:43

Might add though, labour much more manageable and shorted with DD2.

You win some...

BlackholesAndRevelations Tue 10-Sep-13 08:35:52

I'm of the opinion that nothing follows a pattern when it comes to pregnancy, labour, childbirth. Mine have been progressively more overdue but I'm sincerely hoping this one isn't as it's due Christmas! A little earlier would be lovely, thanks! grin

Iwish Tue 10-Sep-13 19:52:44

Thanks ladies! A bit Of a Mixture then. I would love to have my little DD before Christmas but who knows eh hehe xx

timeforgin Tue 10-Sep-13 19:55:44

First was 38 weeks and am now 40+3 with the second.... also assumed would be early!!!

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