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If first baby was early, could 2nd also be early??

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deb1407 Wed 17-May-17 15:37:13

Just wondering if my first was early, is there a higher chance of my 2nd being early, even with a 6 year age gap!?

Spam88 Wed 17-May-17 15:39:38

My older brother was early and I was 9 days late, so not sure there's any correlation!

jinglebellmel Wed 17-May-17 17:01:11

My first was early and I've wondered the same now I'm expecting my second (hoping she'll be early as apparently she is a whopper!). From what I can tell your chance of having another preterm delivery goes up. But is still fairly low, so I think instead of being 1 in 20 it's 1 in 10 or something like that - a reasonable increase but still low odds. More specifically I think it depends on how early your fiat was and if there was any know cause.

TotoToe Wed 17-May-17 17:04:17

First dc born at 38 weeks, 4 years later dc2 born at 39 weeks and 4 years after that, dc3 born at 39 weeks.

Anditstartsagain Wed 17-May-17 17:07:27

I wouldn't bet on it I have a few friends who had early first babies and late seconds 1 friend had 2 37/38 weekers then her 3rd was 41 weeks. My first was 41+1 and second slow labour started at 39 weeks on the dot he was born 39+4.

NotAnotherUserName5 Wed 17-May-17 17:08:41

All my three have been late! I am expecting my fourth to be late.

LadyOrangutan Wed 17-May-17 17:15:40

DS1 was a low risk uneventful pregnancy and I went into spontaneous labour resulting in an EMCS at 35 weeks

DS2 was high risk and I was told not to expect to get past 32 weeks at latest. He was born at 38 weeks!
You just never know!

robinia Wed 17-May-17 17:18:31

dc1 - 9 weeks early
dc2 - 4 weeks
dc3 - 1 day
dc4 - 1 day
2 yr gap approx between each of above. Then 4 yr gap to:
dc5 - 3 weeks
Think it's fair to say I have a predisposition to early babies smile

ColourfulOrangex Wed 17-May-17 17:18:44

My first came 18 days early, he's 6 now and my midwife has told me to expect DD early but we will see (she's due July)

peasandquiet Wed 17-May-17 17:20:50

Don't get your hopes up, 1st born at 39 wks I'm 39wks today with second baby... no sign of labour any time soon!!

abbsisspartacus Wed 17-May-17 17:21:26

First baby two weeks second three days third on his due date

Iambubbles86 Wed 17-May-17 17:21:37

Ds1 was a 33 Weeker, ds2 was born on due date

Pompom42 Wed 17-May-17 17:22:18

No I had 1st Baby early and 2nd baby 4 days late

FellOutOfBed2wice Wed 17-May-17 17:23:00

Both of mine born at 39+4. Be interesting if I have a third to see if they do too and that's just how long my pregnancies last!

jimijack Wed 17-May-17 17:27:41

Both 3 weeks early. They're were teeny tiny but fine.
10 year gap between them

10storeylovesong Wed 17-May-17 17:45:51

My first was 13 weeks early. I'm classed as high risk of another early birth. I'm currently 20 weeks.

deb1407 Wed 17-May-17 19:26:19

@ColourfulOrangex - that's interesting, with my first we had a 4D scan and his due date showed exactly 1 day before he was born. But when I reported back to MW she said always go with your dating scan. I had a wellbeing scan on Monday there when I was 33+1 and DD is showing a week behind at 32+1! Suppose il never know and she'll come when she's ready but I'm just so excited to meet her! xx

canihaveacoffeeplease Wed 17-May-17 19:30:16

Dd1 born 1 day early, dd2 10 days late. I was honestly completely losing the will to live. Managed to just avoid induction though!

Lostmyemailaddress Wed 17-May-17 19:36:48

I was 29 weeks early my 3 siblings were all around 37 and 38 weeks.
Dc1 dc5 and dc6 was 37 weeks
Dc2 was 36 weeks
Dc3 was 39 weeks
Dc4 was 32 weeks
The Dr is expecting dc7 could possibly be early due to a low Pap score at my combined test at 12 weeks. I'm currently 30 weeks and 5 days at moment so now it's just a waiting game. There is 7 years between her (dc7) and dc 3 who was my earliest.

ColourfulOrangex Wed 17-May-17 20:06:16

They all come when we are least expecting them grin I'm dreading the hot weather so I hope she's not late

Oysterbabe Wed 17-May-17 21:14:49

My first was a spontaneous labour at 35 weeks and I'm so anxious about this one being early too sad I'm so desperate to be able to just have my baby and spend those early days cuddling it rather than sat by an incubator in special care. 🤞

Treysanatomy Wed 17-May-17 21:20:43

My first was 3 weeks early and my second was born on her due date. I'd been sure I'd go at 37 weeks again or earlier, so by the time my due date rolled round I felt like I was already 3 weeks late.

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