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Did your second baby arrive much earlier than your first?

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Heatherbell1978 Thu 20-Oct-16 18:41:11

I'm 21 wks with DD1. DS1 was born at 41 weeks exactly. Nice normal pregnancy and 7 lb 8oz at birth.
So far my pregnancy has been trouble free again. The plan is that my mum will take DS1 when I go into labour although she's just booked a holiday returning when I'll be 39 weeks (erm thanks mum). Now I'm worried that I'll need to find alternative childcare just in case.
Just wondering what your experiences were with your second compared with your first?

Chottie Thu 20-Oct-16 18:42:30


DD 1 arrived the day before her due date

DS1 arrived 5 days after his due date.....

lisaneedsarest Thu 20-Oct-16 18:43:17

Ds1 5 days late
Ds2 8 days late

PotteringAlong Thu 20-Oct-16 18:43:43

A bit but not loads. Ds1 was 42+1 and DS2 was 41+5

Caipora Thu 20-Oct-16 18:45:05

No the first came on his due date and the second was a week late. The third was two days early and the fourth was another due date baby.

daisiesinherfootsteps Thu 20-Oct-16 18:45:20

No,my second was a week later. That is, however, irrelevant to your dilemma, any baby may well come early, you need to make a pre-39 weeks back up childcare plan just in case.

NewStartNewName Thu 20-Oct-16 18:45:28

DS1 I was induced for, DS2 first decided he was going to make an appearance at 29 weeks - though the hospital was great and he held on for another 10 weeks!

gaggiagirl Thu 20-Oct-16 18:46:06

Yep. 4 weeks earlier! I'm currently 35w with DC3 and the in laws have buggered off on holiday leaving us to house and dog sit.

Sympathy OP!

datingbarb Thu 20-Oct-16 18:50:35

Dd1 - 40+6
Dd2 - 40+7
Dd3 - 40+8
Dd4 - 40+4

BikeRunSki Thu 20-Oct-16 18:54:01

DC1 - 37 + 5
DC2 - 39

DC2 was the most gestated baby in our family for several generations.

RainbowTortoise Thu 20-Oct-16 18:59:05

Dd1 40 weeks
Dd2 36 weeks

ScandiManny Thu 20-Oct-16 19:01:23

DS1 39+2
DS2 32+6

milkjetmum Thu 20-Oct-16 19:01:56

Dd1 41 was
Dd2 39+5 (was in denial about being in labour as I'd bought a special dinner to eat and I wasn't going anywhere till after that!)

ICuntSeeYourPoint Thu 20-Oct-16 19:02:56

Dc1 was 6 days early, dc2 was a week late.

muddypuddled Thu 20-Oct-16 19:05:01

No, dc1 came 1 week early, dc2 had to have some encouragement 12 days after due date.

Bigfam Thu 20-Oct-16 19:09:29


I'm carrying longer with subsequent pregnancies! Am pregnant with dd4, due on the 9th december so we'll see how long I carry this time.

JubyLoob Thu 20-Oct-16 19:18:50

DC1 42 weeks
DC2 37 weeks

UnicornPee Thu 20-Oct-16 20:54:04

DS 1 39+6
DD 2 41+5

cheekyfunkymonkey Thu 20-Oct-16 20:55:45

Yes. About a week and a half earlier.

doodlejump1980 Thu 20-Oct-16 20:56:13

No my second baby arrived 2 minutes later than my first (twins)

Lookinatu Thu 20-Oct-16 20:57:40

Ds arrived 40+4
Dd arrived 40+2

Noneedtoworry Thu 20-Oct-16 21:01:51

No, not here either!

Dd1 41+1
Dd2 41+6

A back up plan would stop you worrying though. Good luck!

grounddown Thu 20-Oct-16 21:05:08

DC1 38+5
DC2 40+6

Flisspaps Thu 20-Oct-16 21:12:30

DD was 40+16, DS was 40+1 (by my dates - 40+11by hospital dates)

enolagayits0815 Thu 20-Oct-16 21:17:30

Ds1 a month early
Dd a month late

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