I was overdue with my first and I was wondering what the chances are of Number 2 being over due. National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus, Childbirth, January 2019. View Sources. The average age of first birth is based on birth certificate data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Among women whose first child was delivered at 32 to 36 weeks, the percentage who had a second child at 20 to 31 weeks was 2% for white … By Evan Horowitz Globe Staff, July 17, 2014, 10:03 a.m. ... On average, they show up two or three days early. Some people said due dates were a bad example of western intervention, used by doctors as an excuse to cut us all open. I am nervous because I had to be induced with my first because someone didn't want to get out and I'm hoping the second one won't be so late! If you are pregnant with your first child, you might have heard that first babies are more likely to be late. While the average pushing stage lasts 5 to 30 minutes in a multip, or woman who’s given birth before, compared to 30 minutes to 3 hours in a primip, or first-time mom, according to the University of Illinois Medical School, some multips don’t have to push at all before the baby appears. first baby was a horrific, evil, painful, 20 hour labour and 5 days late second baby was a relaxed, relativly easy 3 hour labour, start to finish (and weighed in at a whopping 10lbs) but was 7 days late. t. tomassa1. Any experiences from moms of multiples? Hi! My second was 26 days late (!) Second and third children arrive five to six days early. There's evidence that second babies tend to be bigger than first babies (Bacci et al 2014). Your baby is coming early. The third was a csection around her due date, and she weighed 6 – 3 and they said she looked three or four weeks early. The body very quickly begins to relax its joints, leading to more body aches with the second baby than the first. and weighed 7 – 4. 3rd baby was 14 days late and was halfway between the two at about 9 hours. If “early” means preterm — before 37 weeks of pregnancy — first babies are more likely to be early. But this isn't always the case, and the difference doesn't tend to be dramatic. Hi Ladies, I read somewhere that only 5% of babies are over due - This number supprised me as I thought it was a much higher number. Was your second baby earlier or later than your first? The hormone relaxin (which typically increases in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, then decreases to a plateau around 24 weeks), seems to be more effective during second pregnancies, reports Coolen. Data is not shown for counties where there were fewer than 10 first births. A Big Age Difference Between Children. good luck when it happens! Also, you might have heard that they are more likely to be early. As it turns out, both are true. Second baby early or late? Penn Medicine, The Three Stages of Labor, January 2017. Due date statistics: A study on the length of pregnancy [ Survey Results Intro ... if the baby hasn't arrived yet, it's late, it's time to freak out. Second Baby Preconception Prep. Baby Number Two: Strategies for Sneaking in Sex. On average, second babies are about 100g (3.5oz) heavier than first babies (Bacci et al 2014). Will I have a bigger baby? Reply . The second stage of labor, the pushing stage, may be extremely short in your second pregnancy. I had my first baby ten days late, and he weighed 6 -10. Go figure. My first grandchild is due tomorrow (son of the son who was 26 days late), but who knows! 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