Many second time parents have actually found the opposite with baby number and they tend to arrive an average of 3 days after their due date. But as always with babies, they will arrive when they’re ready and not a moment sooner.
Do second babies come early?
You may go into labor sooner with your second birth.
Second-time moms’ average delivery date is 40 weeks and 3 days—that is an entire week earlier! Because your body has already gone through labor, it’s likely that it will respond to the labor hormones a little faster this time around, sending you into labor sooner.
Are you more likely to deliver early with your second baby?
Yes, labour is likely to be quicker with a second or subsequent birth (NICE, 2014). It is especially likely that the early stages (latent labour) will be faster and contractions will become stronger more quickly. So you might need to consider getting to the place where you will give birth faster than last time.
What percentage of second babies come before due date?
Twenty-six percent were born in weeks 37 to 38; 57 percent in weeks 39 to 40; 6 percent in week 41; and less than 1 percent at 42 weeks or beyond. In 2017, 73 percent of babies were born before their due dates. Two decades earlier, in 1997, that figure was 57 percent.
When’s the best time to have a second baby?
A woman’s body isn’t really back to normal for 18 months after giving birth, and studies show that anemia and other complications are more common in pregnancies that are closer together. Some experts recommend waiting at least 27 months between births.
Do 2nd babies weigh more?
If your first birth was a large baby weighing 10lb or more, you are more likely to have a large baby this time too. It is worth noting that on average, second babies are only around 5 oz (or 140g) heavier.
How long is Labor for second baby?
The second stage of labor for a second baby
The second stage of labor (when you start pushing and deliver the baby) usually takes about one to three hours for first-time moms, but often less than an hour — and sometimes only a few minutes — for women who’ve had children before.
Are second babies easier?
Second babies are easier to deliver than first babies. Why? Lots of reasons: Our uteruses get smarter and figure out how to do the job. All the muscles, tissues and bones have already stretched out making it easier for the baby to descend.
Are second pregnancies harder?
Among the moms who reported that their second pregnancy was harder (44 percent, compared to 13 percent who said it was easier and 43 percent who said it was about the same), “get more rest” is the number one piece of advice they’d give other moms.
What is the most common week to go into labor?
When are most babies born?
- 57.5 percent of all recorded births occur between 39 and 41 weeks.
- 26 percent of births occur at 37 to 38 weeks.
- About 7 percent of births occur at weeks 34 to 36.
- About 6.5 percent of births occur at week 41 or later.
- About 3 percent of births occur before 34 weeks of pregnancy.
Which week is best for delivery?
If your pregnancy is healthy, it’s best to stay pregnant for at least 39 weeks and wait for labor to begin on its own.