The average first mom will give birth at 40 weeks and 5 days. Second-time moms’ average delivery date is 40 weeks and 3 days—that is an entire week earlier!
At what week are most second babies born?
50% gave birth by 38 weeks and 2 days after ovulation. 75% gave birth by 39 weeks and 2 days after ovulation. 90% gave birth by 40 weeks and zero days after ovulation.
Are you more likely to go into labor early with second child?
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.
Are 2nd babies early or late?
Second time babies arrive earlier than their due date
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.
How early do second babies come?
First children tend to stay put for a little longer. On average, they show up two or three days early. Second and third children arrive five to six days early.
When do most mothers go into labor?
It’s common for most women to go into labor between 38 and 42 weeks. Just make sure you keep an eye out for the signs of labor below and have your birth plan ready.
How early can you be induced?
When a woman and her fetus are healthy, induction should not be done before 39 weeks. Babies born at or after 39 weeks have the best chance at healthy outcomes compared with babies born before 39 weeks. When the health of a woman or her fetus is at risk, induction before 39 weeks may be recommended.
What week is OK to give birth?
In general, infants that are born very early are not considered to be viable until after 24 weeks gestation. This means that if you give birth to an infant before they are 24 weeks old, their chance of surviving is usually less than 50 percent. Some infants are born before 24 weeks gestation and do survive.
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.
Is second pregnancy similar to first?
Your second pregnancy is often different than your first. You might show sooner, feel more tired, have stronger or more frequent back pains, and you may notice Braxton Hicks contractions earlier. Labor will likely be faster, but postpartum recovery could take longer.