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    My labours were all pretty much identical, except that I had a spontaneous labour with my third.

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    First - induced by breaking my waters. Intense contractions within 20 mins. DS was born 8 hours later after 2 hours of pushing. No tearing, but I haemorrhaged from retained placenta.

    Second - labour began at 8am. Regular contractions I could breathe through until 11am. Intense contractions from then. Waters were broken at 4.15pm. DD was born at 4.45 after 2 pushes. No tearing.

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    First- 2 weeks late. Intense contractions 4min apart from the star and stayed that way. 5hrs of labour- lots of drama, confusion and awfulness ensued... Then an emergency c section later he was here. I got to 7cm in 5hrs before the Csection. Waters broke after a few hours of labour.

    Second- bang on due date, woke up to mild contractions at 1 1/2min apart the whole time, waters broke when I stood up. Mild contractions that got stronger throughout the day. 9hrs of labour, she was born vaginally, no drama at all - successful vbac.

    So yes I found my second easier for a multitude of reasons. Mostly - I researched more and had more awareness of what to expect, i was calmer having somewhat done it all before and also my second progressed more calmly and efficiently than the first.

    It's hard to say of the second went faster. But it certainly felt a lot more relaxed.
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    First one was 15 hours, water broke at home and I was full on from the start. Only needed one stitch but the little ratbag had scratched up my passage on the way down and man that was painful.

    Second was only 9 hours and they had to break my water since I wasn't dialating as quickly as they thought I should be. Was definitely easier than the first. No tearing at all.

    Third was induced 2 weeks early due to cholestasis. I got lucky since they only had to break my water to start my labour. Only lasted 2 1/2hrs but I bled quite badly and lost 2L of blood. Ended up stuck in hospital for a week >.<

    Fourth I was once again induced 2 weeks early thanks to a reoccurance of cholestasis and was fortunate again in that breaking my water was enough to get the ball rolling. Only lasted 2 1/2hrs again. No complications that time and no major bleeds so we were home 6hrs later

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    first started with waters breaking but no contractions for about 6hrs then everything started to speed up from there.
    ds1 came early at 37+4

    second started with contractions and waters broke about 5ish hours later and ds2 was born 8 minutes after waters breaking. he was born at 39+6

    i had 2nd degree tearing with both boys.
    ds2 was 2lb 6oz bigger than ds1 but was easier to give birth to being second time around.

    good luck

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    First was failed induction 17 hours labour with epi and then ecs.
    Second was 70odd hours from regular contractions, waters broken after 10 hours ending in a successful vbac with posterior baby. I had the gas and a vacuum delivery.
    2 totally different labour and births!

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    DS- waters broke prematurely at 35 weeks, was induced and received pethidine and episotomy. DD- 41.5 weeks, contractions at 21:30, gas in bath, pethidine at about 11:00 and gave birth at 14:30, no episiotomy and much more peaceful.


 

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