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Was your second (or 3rd or 4th, etc) gestation:

  • Longer than the first.

    Votes: 5 17.2%
  • Shorter than the first.

    Votes: 12 41.4%
  • About the same as the first.

    Votes: 9 31.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 3 10.3%

Spin-off: Length of first gestation?

672 Views 14 Replies 14 Participants Last post by  MamaFern
I've been following the "length of first labor" thread and was wondering kinda the same thing about gestation.

So, if you have more than one kiddo, was your second gestation shorter, longer, or about the same as your first?
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I had my first baby two days before the EDD. I had my second baby on my EDD.
I put about the same because 1st was born day before edd and 2nd was born on edd (and 3rd was born day after edd). According to my dates by ovulation #2 was actually born a few days after edd and #3 was born a few days before edd (didn't chart with #1). So all of mine have been born near their edd.
First: born 5 days after EDD
Second: born on EDD
It's hard to say because I was induced at 36 weeks with my first. Second was born 40 weeks 3 days and my 3rd was born 39 weeks 2 days.
Mine were exactly the same, both babes born at 40+2
3 pgs and each one gets longer.
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Originally Posted by Peony View Post
3 pgs and each one gets longer.

I am hoping this will be the case with me! EDD is May 10... but I really need to be at work that week! I'm hoping this little guy will be at least a week past EDD, like his sister was.
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Originally Posted by Peony View Post
3 pgs and each one gets longer.

Same for me.
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second was shorter, third was longer? What do I mark in the poll?

They were:
40w 5d
#1 2 wks early
#2 on due date
#3 4 days late
#4 4 days early

What I found interesting was my "early" baby weighed the most and my "late" baby weighed the least!
DS1: 10 after EDD
DS2: exactly on EDD
first: 5 days before EDD (boy) EDD based on 10 week ultrasound
second: 16 days past EDD (girl) EDD based on LMP
third: 16 days past EDD (girl) EDD based on LMP
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