I am a mother of 4 children an i am pregantn with my 5th so i was wondering if there was more of a chance of having it early? my other children were all about 38wks average anyways so everyone tells me to expect the baby early an i dont go back to my doctor for another 2 1/2wks an it is driving me crazy wondering if i may have the baby early..i have average pregnancy with no major complications. but i have this mucus (small amount) but everytime i go pee i see it in the toilet. i have not yet spotted but once after intercourse. so is there anything i should know?????? please help ease my mind!!!!
It really depends. While for some women subsequent pregnancies do tend to deliver early it's not always a gaurantee. My last pregnancy was my 5th delivery. My doctor did NOT expect me to make it to my due date. All of my others had come atleast 4 days before their due dates (except my first, she had other complications tho). But we ended up inducing on my due date becuase little man was just too comfy where he was. There really is no way to tell, but like AnnieBrooke said you have a good chance that baby will come around 38 weeks like your others.
I am currently pregnant with what will be my 6th delivery and I've learned not to have expectations. I will be prepared in case this little girl decides to come earlier than anticipated but I'm not expecting it.
It's not uncommon for women to start losing their mucus plugs days to weeks prior to actually delivery. That sounds like what you are describing with the "mucus" you mentioned. Have you been having any contractions, BH or otherwise?
Most women have their children early, late or on time based on their previous pregnancy history rather than how many children they have. However, labor itself tends to be quicker for each successive pregnancy. That said, anything can happen. I think you'll go 38 weeks :)
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