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Second Vs First Labour

Jun 25th, 2017, 20:18 PM   #1
 
Hi ladies

My first labour was 22 hours and I'm hearing a lot that a second labour tends to be shorter - I so hope this is true!!

How long was your first and second labour?


 
 

 
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Jun 25th, 2017, 21:13 PM   #2
 
My first labour first niggles til being born was 10hrs 45mind but ended in c section at 7cm. My 2nd labour was just over 6hrs from first niggles to being born. My 3rd I was induced and labour was 38mins long!! So mine got quicker each time xx
 
 

 
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Jun 25th, 2017, 21:25 PM   #3
 
I was induced for both and they were almost identical labours and deliveries. I was also told many times that my second labour would be easier and quicker but unfortunately everyone was wrong, if anything my second labour was slightly longer than my first. I don't think you can predict it x


 
 

 
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Jun 25th, 2017, 23:17 PM   #4
 
According to the labour summary paperwork the hospital issued me, my first labour was 4hrs something and my second was 1hr and 37minutes!!

My second labour was most definitely much faster! So much so we almost didn't get to the hospital in time! I arrived at 2.10 and delivered her at 2.12!!

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Jun 26th, 2017, 10:54 AM   #5
 
Most stories I've heard it's been people saying their labours were quicker with each pregnancy. I'm really hoping this is true! With my first from first proper contraction to him being born was 42 hours, a really complicated long drawn out labour. Even if I could have a labour half that time this time round I'd be happy!! Xx
 
 

 
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Jun 26th, 2017, 11:09 AM   #6
 
Oh goodness Mrs S! I don't envy you, I thought my 22 hour labour was bad enough! Xx


 
 

 
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Jun 26th, 2017, 12:40 PM   #7
 
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Oh goodness Mrs S! I don't envy you, I thought my 22 hour labour was bad enough! Xx

Yeah Wednesday it wasn't fun I was so glad I didn't have a birth plan as nothing would have went the way I wanted! I'm going to stay at home as long as I possibly can this time and pray when I get to hospital they don't say 'I know you've been contracting for 20 hours but you're only 3cm' xx
 
 

 
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Jun 26th, 2017, 13:43 PM   #8
 
My first was 5 hours and my second was just under 3 hours
 
 

 
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Jun 27th, 2017, 03:49 AM   #9
 
My first was 24 hrs nice smooth calm lovely I got to 3cm without even noticing anything gad started! my second was 48hours. 40 hours from regular contractions 5-10mins apart with 8 hours of full on active labour and a full hour of pushing at the end. Hellish x
 
 

 
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Jun 27th, 2017, 03:51 AM   #10
 
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Oh goodness Mrs S! I don't envy you, I thought my 22 hour labour was bad enough! Xx

Yeah Wednesday it wasn't fun I was so glad I didn't have a birth plan as nothing would have went the way I wanted! I'm going to stay at home as long as I possibly can this time and pray when I get to hospital they don't say 'I know you've been contracting for 20 hours but you're only 3cm' xx
Lol that happened with me and then I finally got to 5cm.... then 4hrs layer I was back to 3cm again
 
 

 
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Jun 28th, 2017, 03:11 AM   #11
 
With my first I was induced at 13 days over. From first contraction he was born 8hr but only 2hr after waters going and being 5cm. He came 9mins after active pushing.

With my second I had a sweep and went into labour. From first contraction I was a total 30 hr. I contracted Fri night, all spent all Sat in the bath and on the ball then went to hospital and was 7cm got to that point on paracetamol. Then I spent 4hr in the pool with some G&A and then I got out pushed him out and we were home after 6hr.

If I was to have another labour tomorrow I'd have the second all over again longer yes but painless, peaceful and to plan. The first was out like a cannon and it hurt like hell and was a shock to the system lol.

You just never know what you'll get lol.

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Jun 29th, 2017, 08:06 AM   #12
 
I really hope it's true!

My first was 12 hrs with epidural and all was fine until the pushing started ans DD' shoulder got stuck... Lets hope 2nd is faster and more straight forward x
 
 

 
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Jul 9th, 2017, 17:29 PM   #13
 
First labour was 51 hours from timing contractions to delivery (almost 15h from arriving at hospital and delivering. And I was 5cm when I arrived!!!)

Second was 4 hours from waters going to delivery. (95 minutes from arrival at hospital to delivering)

Hope it doesn't end up being too much quicker for number 3!!!

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Jul 10th, 2017, 07:58 AM   #14
 
1st labour 8 hours, 2nd 2 hours, 3rd 1.5 hours
 
 
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Jul 10th, 2017, 09:55 AM   #15
 
I'm so ultra jealous that you seem to have easier births 2nd 3rd time round. I'm not gping to try for no3 as mine seem to get progressively worse! Don't think I could survive a 72hr labour!!!
 
 

 
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