Anecdotal evidence, I know, but everyone keeps telling me that I will probably go early with this baby because I did with Cecilia (she was born at exactly 38 weeks). So, I thought I'd informally poll and ask you guys about it. With each of your subsequent kids, how close to the first one's gestational age did you go into labor?
Moms of more than one-- When did you go into labor?
#1 Induced at 42 weeks
#2 Induced 10 past due date
#3 Induced at 41 weeks
#4 Induced at 42 weeks (my count, 44 weeks by conventional LMP calculations)
#5 Spontaneous labor at exactly 40 weeks 6 days, delivered at exactly 41 weeks. :)
I think the way due dates are figured, at least for me, is wrong... and I hate being on a time line, lol. I went unassisted with my last pregnancy and I think there's a reason she's the only one I went into labor with on my own. :)
My very very first birth 20 years ago, was about 2 weeks after doctors due date.
My last 3 births, calculated by conception date, 2 on due date. One induced. And he was very early.
I expect to have this one on the due date.
And I just have long labors. They havent gotten shorter. My shortest was my induced birth and it was still 12 hours.
#1 - Went into labor at 37 weeks 4 days - delivered 2 days later at 37 weeks 6 days
#2 - Went into labor at 37 weeks 5 days - delivered a couple hours after midnight, so officially born 37 weeks 6 days
They were born pretty much exactly on the same day - so I'm really wondering what's going to happen with this little one!
My second was born spontaneously 10 days late after a 6 hour labor.
The third was born spontaneously 9 days late after a 2.5 hr labor.
I think I just hold babies longer than average. I hate being on a timeline too.
40w4d with both according to my calculations. The first labor was like 24 hours from first contractions (when they were still 15 minutes apart) until birth. The second was about 6 hours from first twinges to birth. In both cases I was checked within a day or two of spontaneous labor and the midwives said that I was absolutely not dilated or softened or lowered or anything.
My neighbor was like me...24 hours for first, 6 hours for second and then 2 hours of labor for the last.
I'm thinking there is some chance I'll need a c-section this time due to the dermoid cyst I have (they could remove it at the same time), so perhaps I won't need to worry about rushing straight to the hospital at my first contraction ;).
Mamafran! I'm so excited to see you here! I very much enjoyed your writing in...agh..I can't remember the exact thread over in the fertility heading..seems I can't remember much these days! Anyways, glad your here..good luck to you!
DD1: 36 weeks 6 days.
DD2: 38 weeks exactly.
DD1, labor would have been very quick as my water broke at home and I could barely deal with the contractions, but she was breech so she was a fast C-section within an hour of arriving at the hospital.
DD2, she was born less than three hours from my arrival at the hospital.
Who knows this time???