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    Hi,
    I don't know if this is a silly question but I was wondering if often a VBAC results in a faster birth than had it been first child.
    I know that giving birth for the second time naturally often results in a quicker labour time, but was wondering if this was the same for a VBAC birth.
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    It would depend on whether you had gone Into labour last time and dilated, has your body ,done it before, or
    Whether it was an elective
    Booked c section with no labour then it would
    Generally be like a first. But first time can still be quick everyone
    Is different!

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    I think it is different for everyone, but I was told that you dilate quicker to the point that you got to first time round, and then as if it's a first labour from then on...
    For example if you got to 8cm the first time, you will dilate as quick to this point as someone who had a VB, but then from 8 to 10cm it is as if you haven't labored.

    For me personally -
    First labour - 24 ish hours to get to 8cm. Stuck there for 6 hours.

    Second labour - 8hrs to get to 4cm, waters broken, then at 10cm 4hrs later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmo1 View Post
    It would depend on whether you had gone Into labour last time and dilated, has your body ,done it before, or
    Whether it was an elective
    Booked c section with no labour then it would
    Generally be like a first. But first time can still be quick everyone
    Is different!
    ^ This

    When I had my first vbac, it was technically as though I hadn't had a birth before, because my c/s was an 'elective' one, so my body had never gone through labour etc and all the muscles etc still had to do the work of a first time birth if that makes sense. That said, in terms of labour, it was a 10 hour 'active' labour, so not too bad at all for a 'first time' so to speak.

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    Awww dang haha. My last was an emergency c-section, however labour hadn't begun. I guess it makes sense though, everything is yet to be stretched


 

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