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    Default Was your 2nd labour/delivery different to first

    I'm pregnant with baby #2.
    Labour is a long way off for me, but I can't help but wonder what kind of birth I'll have this time.
    DD was fairly standard, 24 hour labour all up (Inc first stage labour) vaginal delivery with vacuum as she was a big 9 pounder and needed a hand coming down.
    Was your second labour quicker? Was the pushing stage easier because you had done it before?
    So curious

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    Second labour huh..... Well I knew what was coming and was so uncooperative! My legs were slammed shut and all I kept thinking of was "what was I thinking, you know this is going to effing hurt!" I was screaming at every bump!! Was only in labour for 2 1/2 hours!

    Midwife ended up pushing me to my side and grabbed my boy by his browline and pulled him out lol!! Which is why it's taken me 15 years to go for #3 - traumatised lol

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    First labour - induced post dates 22 hr posterior labour and delivered by vacuum. Epi used as I was exhausted and needed a rest.

    Second labour - spontaneous water breaking after refusing an induction , 30hrs later went into labour. 3.5hrs from 1 contraction in 20min to bub out. 15min pushing. No pain relief and honestly say if all babies could be born like that - I'd have one every year!

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    Default Was your 2nd labour/delivery different to first

    first, contractions from Tuesday, admitted on Friday 6am at 4cm. epidural. they broke my waters. born at 10pm. 40w+1.

    second, bh from 33w. night of 40w they start to come every 10mins. water breaks at 2:30am. 'bh' goes toe every 2-3 mins. get to hospital at 4:30am. dd born 45mins later. 40w+1.

    so the second was different in that it was faster & had no intervention 16 months apart

    good luck x

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    Both labours started with my waters breaking and both were born at 38+2.

    First labour was 1.5hrs long. I felt no contractions- just had a horrible feeling if pressure the whole time. Can't even remember how many pushes but didn't tear at all.

    Second labour was much worse. Was 3.5hrs long and i felt every single painful contraction. I managed to get him out with few pushes. I didn't tear.

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    Baby 1 ten days over induction 6hrs labour.
    baby 2 ten days over naturally went into labour 2days pre labour 10hours full on (i was in a difficult situation and stressed at the time)
    baby 3 few days over induced and 5hr labour. was def crazier than first two!

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    Very interesting thanks for the responses!

    That's the other thing I'm wondering, I was 41+5 when I went into labour, gave birth 41+6. Hopefully not that far over this time lol

    Also expecting another big baby. It's just in our genes. My side & DH side both make big babies that grow into tall, skinny kids. It's so weird! I didn't expect that with DD - no one told me about the big baby rule and I was never a big child.

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    Totally different !19 hr first with induction to speed up 4 hrs in followed by vacuum and forceps and zero pain relief from cow of a dr. I was terrified for the second but he came in 3 hrs no probs except another 2 nd degree tear. Second cured my fear of birth it was quick and I was in control . I have 3 but the second was the most beautiful moment o my life and how birth should be. When you are left alone to birth naturally the pain is so manageable compared to when your interfered with by intervention.

    Second was 100% easier for me . Good luck xxx

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    My second labour was longer and more painful.

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    My second was double in length (but I had my waters broken very early on with #1) I pushed for 1.5 hours the first time and not at all with #2 (I didn't have to push my body just eased him out). My 2nd was a planned homebirth so lots different experience wise, I felt more respected and safe and in control of myself, I bonded straight away and the first thing I wanted to do was to give birth again lol the first time I just wanted to have a shower and pretend nothing had happened at all!


 

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