Anecdotally, my mom had two babies with my father (I was 7 days late, my sister was 6 days late.) She then remarried and had another baby. She was born on her due date. I wonder if it was related to the father's genes.
They come when they're ready.
As a midwife I would say that most second babies come in the 38-40th weeks, and first babies often come 40-41st week. I have had some clients who have 3 or more children, all born around 42 weeks. Something genetic there...
My second was born 3 days before her date.
Awaiting to see when #3 will show up
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MattJule- Welcome your brand new baby!! I have seen your post before and they usually said awaiting Rowan so I was excited to see that he is here!!
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A good friend had her first baby at 37 wks. This time around at her 36 week appt they did an internal check and said "Anytime now!". She was dilated to 4cm and 75% effaced. Four weeks later still no baby! Finally on her due date she asked to have her water broken -- she was so miserable and set up for an "anytime now" baby. All in all it worked out well, but just a reminder that they come when they are ready.
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I have heard as well as what number baby it is (1st, 2nd, etc.) that gender also influences gestational time. Statistically girls tend to come a little earlier than their due dates and boys a fews days later than their due date.
So, if I had to make an educated guess based on the information laid out here, thebipper, I would think your little girl would be a little earlier than your first.
In any case, CONGRATULATIONS and happy birthing!
My dd was due the Monday of Finals Week during my jr year in college. I prayed the entire pregnancy for her to be late so I could be done and into summer vaca before I had her. Yeah Right!!! She was 16 days early!!
This one is due on August 11. I was hoping to have him a little early because this time, I am just plain sick of being pregnant!!! I am tired of working, I am tired of being sick, I am tired of NOT being able to brush my teeth right, as well as about a million other joyfull preggo things!!!
Now you girls tell me that the father's genes play a part (dd had a different father) and gender also could affect it (having a boy this time). ARGH!! I want to be done!! :
Well I guess we will see in a few weeks!!
Ds2 was born 7 days after his EDD
So, gestationally, they were about the same.
My second... 5 days after my EDD (9lbs. 1 oz.)
This baby better be here before the due date and be less then 9lbs i don't think i can handle another big baby... really bad stiches after both of the first two... i really want to avoid thoes at all cost this time!
DD #2 was 12 days overdue
I was born on my due date but my DH was 3 weeks late. My MIL had 5 children and 4 were 3 or more weeks late. His sister has 3 children 3 or more weeks late. None of us had our babies in the month the were "due". :LOL I think it has a little to do with genetics but more to do with when babies are ready.
I love my girlsMadaline(9), Mary-Grace(7), Georgia(3), & Evelyn(1)
#2 - 2 weeks late
$3 - 3 weeks early
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my first dd was born at 37 weeks and 2 days and my second dd was born the day before her due date (which was hard considering her sister showed up earlier). Both were spontaneous labors, no induction of any sort.
This baby I'm very sure of my dates, but my cycles were longer so my EDD (according to the medical community) is before it should be. We'll see!