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Does when you were born (ie early or late) affect when your baby is born?

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browneyedgirly Sun 14-Dec-14 08:47:43

Hi ladies. Both my DH and I were born a couple of weeks early. Do you think this will have any bearing on when our little one makes an appearance, or is there absolutely no correlation?

bonkersLFDT20 Sun 14-Dec-14 08:54:11

There may well be a correlation within women in the same family, but I doubt it and also it's very hard to know because due date is based on (LMP) not actual conception date so "early" or "late" may not actually be so.

CitronVert Sun 14-Dec-14 08:57:56

I guess it could be genetic. I was born 12 days late. With me, DC1 was induced at +10 days. DC2 came 3 days after due date (although I firmly believe this was due to the full moon that night and I'm usually very much a woo sceptic)

AwfulBeryl Sun 14-Dec-14 09:01:24

No, I don't thinks so. I was 2 weeks late and my Dts were 10 weeks early. my brother was born just before his due date and his dc were all well over their due dates.
Good luck.

mumxof3x Sun 14-Dec-14 09:02:46

Mum was induced with me 2wk early so not sure if I would have come early or late, but my sister after me was 10 days late. DP was 2wk early.
Mine went like this:
Ds1. 12 days late
Ds2 5 days late
Ds3 2wk early

Maxis1 Sun 14-Dec-14 09:04:56

I was told to ask my mum as it gives you a good idea. Guess I wont know till february though ;) I know my mum gave 2 days before the EDD and I myself came 3 days before the EDD ...wonder what my little one will decide to do ;)

AuditAngel Sun 14-Dec-14 09:07:56

My mum was induced with me 12 days late, my brother 19 days late, one sister 11 days early (we all had the same due date, different years obviously!) not sure about my other sister.

DS was induced When my waters broke a week before my due date, DD1 and DD2, CS's due to complications.

CallingAllEngels Sun 14-Dec-14 09:13:06

My dm was induced with me and I was 10 days late. My dbro and dsis1 and 2 were all a few days early.

DS was 3 days early. Dc2 is due in 2 weeks so we'll see!

CaptainAnkles Sun 14-Dec-14 10:04:49

I doubt it, although I was nearly two weeks late and so were both of my DCs.

WhyOWhyWouldYou Sun 14-Dec-14 10:25:02

There is supposed to be a link between being born premature yourself and being more likely to give birth prematurely, so I think there could be a loose link between when you were born and when your baby will be.

Schoolaroundthecorner Sun 14-Dec-14 10:28:19

I was two weeks late, so were my brothers (twins!) we were all induced. My DS was two weeks late and induced. I'm 20 weeks now with our second so I guess we'll see.

My obstetrician seems to think there's a link and mentioned in an early appointment I may go past my due date again...

WingsClipped Sun 14-Dec-14 10:30:09

Not for us. My mum gave birth earlier and earlier, a few days early for me, 1 week early with my brother and then I think around 2 weeks early with my sister. DD was 9 days late envy

TheBookofRuth Sun 14-Dec-14 10:30:39

Not in my experience. I was more than 2 weeks late. DD arrived on her due date, and DS was 10 days early.

vvviola Sun 14-Dec-14 10:37:39

I was about 4 weeks early, DD1 was 3 weeks early and DD2 was almost on her due date. So DD1 proves the idea and DD2 disproves it grin

mypoosmellsofroses Sun 14-Dec-14 10:45:51

DM was induced at 42 weeks with all 3 of us, mine came at 38,34,34 and 38 weeks, so didn't hold true for us!

GotToBeInItToWinIt Sun 14-Dec-14 14:32:11

I was 14 days late, DH was 2 days late, DD was 6 days late. So guess it's somewhere in the middle! Don't think it really has any bearing though.

vanillabird Sun 14-Dec-14 15:13:26

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TheOldestCat Sun 14-Dec-14 15:14:51

I was born a month early; both of my children were late (7 and 9 days).

Micah Sun 14-Dec-14 15:17:09

Apparently all babies in our family are two weeks late, and big (8lb plus, 11lbs not unusual).

My mum insisted on this with such conviction when my 7lb dc arrived two weeks early I had no newborn clothes, no pram, hadn't started maternity leave...

Luciferbox Sun 14-Dec-14 15:18:54

I was 3 weeks early and my DS was 12 days late

turdfairynomore Sun 14-Dec-14 15:32:02

I was born at 30wks but if I hadn't been induced with my two I swear I'd still be pregnant!!

browneyedgirly Sun 14-Dec-14 20:09:00

Haha! What a mixed bag! Really interesting to read all your replies and I guess the overall feeling is: no, not really!

angelopal Sun 14-Dec-14 20:17:26

I am a twin and both my dc were on time but my dsis dc were both overdue. So did not make a difference for us.

MotherOfInsomniacToddlers Sun 14-Dec-14 20:19:32

Don't think so, I was 2 days early and mine were 4 days late and 5 days late. Also my mum had a 4 hour labour with me and 2 hours with my sister. Mine were 24hours and 36 hours shock

SparkleZilla Sun 14-Dec-14 20:19:36

i was on time
my first was 12 days late
my 2nd was 19ishdays early

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