1st 3.5hrs of "proper" labour. About 11hrs from first contraction to birth.
2nd 23.45hrs of "proper' labour. About 2 days from first contraction to birth. They ended up breaking my water and a few hours later giving me the drip ..she was born about 3 hours after the drip.
Im pregnant with #3 and scared out of my mind
I've only had one baby and I'm hoping that labour does get easier and quicker for me - mine was very easy and quick at 2.5 hours. But I have a friend who had two quick labours and then with number three was in labour for two days before having an emergency c-section. So every labour is different.
Thank you all so much for your replies - it's been interesting ready other's experiences. I'm not so concerned about the duration, it's the intensity that has me a little nervous
my first was 4 1/2 hrs from first contraction my second was 1hr 45mins from first contraction. So i'd expect it to be quicker
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