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post #1 of 62
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How long were each of your pregnancies? I am wondering when this baby of mine will decide to come - I am 37 weeks and 1 day. I had read somewhere that it's likely 2nd babies will stay in the womb for approximately the same amount of time as 1st babies. So, for example, my ds was born at 38.5 weeks so I guess this baby will be born at around 38-39 weeks, according to what I had read. Have you mamas found this to be the case? Or did your 2nd (and subsequent) babies show up earlier? Later? Please let me know!
post #2 of 62
First was 37 weeks, 2 days and second was 41 weeks, 5 days. Both were healthy, term babies, no inductions.
post #3 of 62
1st baby - 39 wks 2 days

2nd baby - 39 wks 2 days

3rd baby - 40 wks 3 days

I think the third came later because I nursed through the pregnancy, and my body was more used to the oxytocin being in my system (that's my theory anyway ).
post #4 of 62
First was 36 weeks, 2 days.
Second was 39 weeks, 4 days.
Third was 38 weeks, 5 days.

All came on their own; none was induced.
post #5 of 62
#1: 39 weeks, 6 days
#2: 40 weeks, 1 day

Both came in their own time. I'm expecting #3 to be right around 40 weeks as well.
post #6 of 62
Dd came at 38.5 weeks.

Ds came at exactly 37 weeks.

Both came on their own time. Both had EXACTLY six weeks of prodromal labor before they came.

Now, my mom gestated EXACTLY 42 weeks 4 days with all three of her pregnancies that she carried to term. As a matter of fact, at her first prenatal visit with my sister (her third birth), she had counted it out, and said to the doctor, "I'll be seeing you on November 22nd!" The doctor wrote that down in her chart. My sister was born November 22nd, non induced.
post #7 of 62
My first was 34w2d, twins induced due to TTTS and IUGR issues.

My second was exactly 40w, no induction.

I'm hoping this one comes around 40w again.
post #8 of 62
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How long were each of your pregnancies? I am wondering when this baby of mine will decide to come - I am 37 weeks and 1 day. I had read somewhere that it's likely 2nd babies will stay in the womb for approximately the same amount of time as 1st babies. So, for example, my ds was born at 38.5 weeks so I guess this baby will be born at around 38-39 weeks, according to what I had read. Have you mamas found this to be the case? Or did your 2nd (and subsequent) babies show up earlier? Later? Please let me know!
1st: induced at 40w +11d
The rest were spontaneous labors.
2nd: 40w +18d
3rd: 40w -10d
4th: 40w +30d
5th: 40w +19d
6th: 40w +22d

If you throw out the numbers from my induced labor and the one early baby (who I am grateful came early as his head was 17.5" circumference), the rest were w/i 1.5 weeks of each other.

BV, who's telling folks she's "expecting" in January
post #9 of 62
DS1: induced at 39w4d, born at 40w0d
DS2: Water broke at 40w4d, born at 41w0d
post #10 of 62
Both of my girlies were born at 40w 6d.
(No inductions)
post #11 of 62
1st was 35w6d
2nd was 39w4d.
No inductions.
post #12 of 62
My first was born one day after my due date and my second was born two days before.
post #13 of 62
1st induced at 41 weeks (she would have stayed another week I think if let be)
2nd and 3rd also came at 41 weeks with no induction.
post #14 of 62
1st ~ on time
2nd ~ 2 weeks 'late' induced with cornsilk
3rd ~ 3 weeks 'late' induced with caster oil
4th ~ 2 weeks 'late' induced with caster oil
post #15 of 62
1st - 41wks 3days, failed induction c/s
2nd - 40wks 2days, spontaneous
3rd - 42wks 4days, spontaneous
post #16 of 62
40 weeks, both were born on their due dates. Both came on their own (no inductions).
post #17 of 62
Dd1 - 38.5 weeks
Dd2 - 41.5 weeks
Ds - 40 weeks (actually 3 days before his due date)

No inductions.
post #18 of 62
#1 41 weeks 4 days
#2 41 weeks 3 days
#3 42 weeks 1 day
#4 40 weeks 4 days
post #19 of 62
#1 42w 1 day induced ( I feel very sure that we had our conception date wrong)
#2 40w 1d
post #20 of 62
#1 40 wks 6 days
#2 39 wks 4 days
#3 41 wks 2 days
#4 40 wks exactly

All spontaneous labors.
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