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    I'm not sure I'd say less painful, but easier yes. I was stressed out and terrified first time around, and tore three places very badly.

    Second time, I was so much more relaxed, I knew what to expect. Baby was bigger and only had a very small tear or a graze, I can't remember.

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    The second time I gave birth was no less painful however it was considerably shorter and I had better coping strategies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by preggasaurus View Post
    I've been very blessed to have 2 drug free births. Dd2 was definately easier. Dd1 was 7 hours from first contraction to delivery, laboured at home, got to hospital shortly before birth. The last 20 mins were very painful, but I was panicking, as the rush to hospital and pushing straight away freaked me out, hence the pain.

    Dd2 was induced. I was very prepared, relaxed and calm. I felt in control from the start. Had a great midwife who listened to me, I told her I'd tell her when dd was coming, which I did, and I barely pushed, just let my body do its thing. 50 mins labour, 2 mins pushing. So, for me 2nd time round, so easy, even with induction.

    Good luck.
    That's very interesting. They say induction births are normally worse! Thanks for the feedback!!

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    First labour - 5 hrs all up (1hr20mins pushing) drug free waterbirth.
    Second labour - 1hr12mins (pushing 9mins) drug free waterbirth. Second time around was definitely quicker however it was more intense and I don't remember pushing, I just went with the flow (or tried to!) No tearing/stitches second time either.

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    DD6 was my only really painful one.

    I've had more pain from a monthly period than I have had from my other births.

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    First time I was induced and had an epi, was super painful and epi was too strong, I pushed for dear life and theatre was being preped as I pushed, I had to be cut and had
    Stitches.
    Second time round I drank raspberry leaf tea (I will do again) and my waters broke spontaneously, labor was the same time frame with both first and second but I only pushed 2 times and my boy slid out, I only got a graze!
    Here's hoping your second labor was a dream like mine was :-)

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    Each labour was easier for me

    1st had gas and peth and it was horrible 12 hours and ended in vaccume assist as he got stuck then he was overly sleepy from peth

    2nd was gas only and 4 hours, was active labouring and 3 easy pushes

    3rd was 5 hours epi from 4cm but I still moved my legs ok and only had bad pain at the end then pushed him out in 4 pushes. Stood up straight after and showered


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    I'm not sure if it was actually less painful, but it was certainly easier. Hard to explain, but it just felt like everything went more smoothly and the pushing part was SO much quicker (4 pushes instead of 2 hours!!!)

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    My second labour was worse as my ds's spine was pressed against mine so it made my labour pretty much all in my back.

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    Yeah my first labor was fine at the end. Even with the epi I pushed her out in 3 pushes. They weren't expecting it to be so quick because of her being me first child so obstetrician rushed in to delivery her hehe. But the hours leading up to pushing point were excruciating!! The pain was so bad, I was completely out of it....and I have a good pain threshold. Just hoping for a spontaneous birth this time to see if I can do it on my own! And praying its a shorter labour - one or two hours sounds good hehe. Isn't it amazing how different we all are??


 

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