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Need some positive stories (when was your second baby born?)

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MessyHairDontCare88 Fri 10-Nov-17 14:03:34

I’m 37 weeks today and, although I know the longer the baby is cooking the better and they’ll come when they’re ready, this pregnancy has been hideous throughout. I am now in so much pain with my back and ribs that I can sit, stand, lie down or walk for very long.
DD was born at 42 weeks and I’ve already told the Midwife there is no way I can do that again as it was some of the worst pain I’ve ever been in.
I’m hoping so much that DS comes in the next week just so that I can feel somewhat human again. Every little twinge is getting my hopes up.

When was your second baby born compared to your first?
Does anyone have any positive stories of going overdue first time but early on the second?

Kraggle Fri 10-Nov-17 14:05:45

Not much help but dd1 was born at 40+11 dd was induced at 38+6. It felt very strange having dd2 so early by my standards!

Thiswayorthatway Fri 10-Nov-17 14:05:52

Other way round for me. DC1 at 37 + 2, DC2 at 40 + 5. There's other much you can do really. Good luck!

Kraggle Fri 10-Nov-17 14:06:00

Oh and good luck when the time does come!

Figgygal Fri 10-Nov-17 14:08:54

Ds1 40wk+13
Ds2 40wk +10

PanannyPanoo Fri 10-Nov-17 14:12:18

dd 1 induced 2 weeks after due date very dramatic birth lots of medical staff pulled out before fully dilated etc

dd 2 on due date. ( 40 mins from first twinge on bathroom floor! )

WhatwouldRuthdo Fri 10-Nov-17 14:13:35

DS1 - 40+7
DS2 - 39+6. I had horrible SPD with the second and so glad he came before the due date, albeit only a day. Good luck!

KatharinaRosalie Fri 10-Nov-17 14:14:10

DC1 induced at 41 weeks. DC2 arrived at 38+0 without any advance warning (I was actually still working that morning, barely made it to hospital).

Ohb0llocks Fri 10-Nov-17 14:17:41

DS born at 40+12

DS2 induced and born at 37+5

LeaderoftheAteam Fri 10-Nov-17 14:18:59

DD1 arrived at 40 weeks exactly. DD2 arrived at 39 weeks.

Mustang27 Fri 10-Nov-17 14:21:33

@PanannyPanoo that’s my worst nightmare however I bet now you look back you were glad you didn’t labour for ages? Right...? I’m 35 weeks looking for reassurance lol.

HelenaJustina Fri 10-Nov-17 14:22:04

DC2 was 6 days earlier than DC1 (but still overdue!) good luck!

theredjellybean Fri 10-Nov-17 14:23:09

Very different here... Dd1 32 weeks, dd2 induced at 40 weeks because like you I had had enough... But I basically Sat in consultants office and cried... Hysterical sobbing, when he suggested waiting another 2 weeks...
While I do not condone the public 'demanding' treatment against medical guidelines, I do think that if your really struggling after 38 weeks there is a case for a bit of pushing for iol.

My consultant was lovely but couldn't cope with crying... smile

Ohb0llocks Fri 10-Nov-17 14:24:52

Forgot to say labour with DS was days.

DS2s recorded time was 1hr 15m & 18m pushing.

lils888 Fri 10-Nov-17 14:32:22

Sadly subsequent babies don’t mean they come out any earlier. My third took the longest to come out, and he ended up being an induction.

If it’s any help I was only in labour for 35 minutes but through each of those minutes I wished I was still pregnant and sat at home eating cake.

MessyHairDontCare88 Fri 10-Nov-17 14:34:05

So definitely some positive stories, I’m going to hold onto those I think!
I would never demand something they didn’t think was right for baby, luckily my (very lovely and understanding) mw has said if I get to my 40 week appointment she will give me a sweep.
I’ve been having twinges and mw says he’s 2/5 palpable so fingers are firmly crossed (although I’m fully aware they both mean next to nothing!)

MessyHairDontCare88 Fri 10-Nov-17 14:35:13

I don’t think I could cope with the idea of a labour that short, what if I’m on the school run blush

waitingfortheendtocome Fri 10-Nov-17 14:41:45

My ds2 was born 4 weeks early and 2.5 labour!! Which was exactly half the time of dd1!

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