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How early or late was your second baby compared to your first

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Pooshweens Mon 09-Oct-17 16:27:49

I was 10 days late with DD1

Due date for Baby number 2 this Saturday and wondering when he'll actually arrive!

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 09-Oct-17 16:32:45

Sorry, no advice, but watching with interest! I had to be induced as went two weeks over last time.

My friend was a few days I've read first time and just had her second about 1.5 weeks before EDD. Another friend went a few days over both times.

pinkpanther84 Mon 09-Oct-17 16:39:23

I had my dd 10 days early so I was convinced my second would be the same, he actually came 5 days late! They are all so different, I would have put money on my second also being early but they have their own ideas!

PhelanGood Mon 09-Oct-17 16:39:56

My firstborn child arrived 16 days after his edd! My second, a girl was just 11 days late. My family always have late babies. So expecting my baby to be late too, the due date in my head is a couple of weeks after the official one. In France the due date is 41 weeks anyway so I wasn't too worried!

GreenGoblin0 Mon 09-Oct-17 17:02:19

Dd1 14 days over
DD2 born 2 days after due date (went into labour day after due date)

PotteringAlong Mon 09-Oct-17 17:04:54

Almost exactly the same, although it turns out number 2 was the earliest of the 3!

1= 42+1
2 = 41+5
3 = 41+6

WhatHaveIFound Mon 09-Oct-17 17:08:50

5 days late with DD (PFB)
1 week early with DS

littlemissneela Mon 09-Oct-17 17:09:48

1 was 10 days late
2 was 5 days early
3 was 9 WEEKS early!

ohfourfoxache Mon 09-Oct-17 17:09:57

Ds1 40+0
Ds2 41+0

Branleuse Mon 09-Oct-17 17:11:20

ds1 - 35 weeks
ds2 - 40+4
dd - 38

notacooldad Mon 09-Oct-17 17:12:01

Ds1 arrived on the day he was due.
DS2 was 10 days early.

skankingpiglet Mon 09-Oct-17 17:15:44

DD1 was an ELCS at 39+5. There were no signs of an imminent labour. She was breech and I believe the odds of them coming early/on time are less for breech presentation as they aren't pressing down on the exit as heavily.
DD2 was a week early. She was sitting very low (head down this time!) for the last few months of pg, so I wonder if that had something to do with it.

WhatsThisNow Mon 09-Oct-17 17:16:56

Mine were all born at exactly 41 weeks.

Bazinga1234 Mon 09-Oct-17 17:21:38

DS (first) was 95 minutes early!
DD (second) was 11 days late.

I would love for this baby to come anywhere between one week early and one week late - because I'm due in the middle of a 2 week school holiday! It would be soooo very helpful if the baby arrived during half term!

OnTheSherry Mon 09-Oct-17 17:23:58

First time I was induced and he was 2 weeks late.

I had my second at 37 weeks. That was a surprise! grin

holdthewine Mon 09-Oct-17 17:41:08

Baby 1 : 3 days late
Baby 2: born due date
Baby 3: 2 days early
Baby 4: 5 days early
Baby 5: 8 days early

Very lucky that each pregnancy was shorter!

CalmanOnSpeeddial Mon 09-Oct-17 17:43:24

First was ten days late. Second was bang on due date.

BelafonteRavenclaw Mon 09-Oct-17 17:51:31

12 days late with DS1
13 days late with DS2

geekaMaxima Mon 09-Oct-17 18:09:51

Oooh I remember reading a research paper on this. Found it here (but it's behind a paywall...).

Basically, they studied half a million births in London to look for patterns in gestation length and found that second pregnancies tend toward be closer to 40 weeks than the first. So if DC1 was 7 days late, DC2 might be 3 days late. Or if DC1 arrived a week early, DC2 might arrive 2 days early. It's also affected by how close together you have babies, where a small gap tends to lead to a shorter pregnancy.

It's only a general pattern so it won't hold for everyone (as this thread shows grin) but it's a strong pattern all the same.

Tiredmum100 Mon 09-Oct-17 18:13:10

4 weeks and 5 days difference in pregnancy between my two.

MrsCharlieD Mon 09-Oct-17 18:29:08

Reading with interest! Ds was born at 41 weeks. Currently 39 weeks with dc2 and so ready for him to come.

PugwallsSummer Mon 09-Oct-17 18:29:27

DD1 - 4 weeks early
DD2 - 4 days late

sinceyouask Mon 09-Oct-17 18:30:28

+15 with the first, +10 with the second (and though you didn't ask, +4 with the third).

ShoeJunkie Mon 09-Oct-17 18:31:05

Exactly a week late with ds1 and 3 days late with ds2.

Pooshweens Mon 09-Oct-17 20:22:55

Ok so it seems 2nd comes along a bit earlier...I hope so!!

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