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How common is it to need inducing with dc2, if you had a spontaneous vaginal delivery with dc1??

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BotBotticelli Thu 30-Jul-15 16:53:50

Just that really.

Am 6 days overdue wth dc2.

MW tried a sweep today but couldn't reach my cervix, it was high/posterior/unfavourable etc etc.

With my first baby I went into labour at 40+6 and had him at 40+7.

I stupidly assumed that this one would come a little earlier, or around the same time. But that's now liking quite unlikely!

Am steeling myself for induction next week when I will be 40+13 (have accepted the appointment with the hospital today).

Is this mega unusual?? What's the consensus on MN?? - am I likely to go into spontaneous labour in the next week please God or is it actually quite common to need a bit of a helping hand second time around??

sunnyawry Thu 30-Jul-15 17:24:30

I don't know how common this is, but am facing the same issue. 41+2 now with #2, after having DC1 at 39+1, I didn't know how lucky I was to avoid being overdue!
I've got until Saturday before going in for induction and have pretty much given up on spontaneous labour before then, although hoping to negotiate a few extra days.
I also assumed this one would be early, I mean wtf is so difficult if my body has done it before!
Hope things happen for you soon, you're not alone!

BotBotticelli Thu 30-Jul-15 17:34:40

Ah poor you - at least I was overdue last time! I wasn't expecting baby to come before 40 weeks, whereas you must have been secretly hoping/wishing for a 39 week delivery again!!

Fingers crossed for some surprise spontaneous labour for you tonight xx

lexyloub Thu 30-Jul-15 18:38:13

Dc1 was born spontaneously at 40+6 dc2 was induced at 40+12.

BeyondTheWall Thu 30-Jul-15 18:42:12

Ds1 was born spontaneously at 40+2

Ds2 induced 40+15 and born at 40+16. I remain convinced they had my dates wrong though, the dating scan put me back two weeks on my own dates and apparently the placenta was not overdone at all. He was also 3oz lighter than ds1

My sister also had similar, ds1 a couple of days over, ds2 induced at +14

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