I am currently pregnant with my second baby. My first baby was born in under 3.5 hours (from first ever labour sensation - no Branxton Hicks or pre-labour) and the labour was very intense. It has been suggested to me by my care providers and others that this labour is likely (but obviously not guaranteed!) to be similar or faster in duration. I know that all labours and births are different, however I am just curious about other people's experiences.
So if you experienced a fast first labour, how did your second labour compare in length and intensity?
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16-04-2012 16:07 #1Member
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If you had a fast first labour, what was your second labour like?
16-04-2012 17:35 #2Happy family
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I didnt have a fast first labour as my bub was posterior but my second labour was only 20 mins from being in pain and 1:30 mins from feeling anything. My DD was so fast she was born on the toilet floor with only my DH there. Im curious to see what the next one will be like.
My sister had a 5 hour first labour and a 8 hour second labour but her second was induced at 38 weeks as it was twins so not sure if that made a difference
16-04-2012 17:43 #3
I've always heard that second labours are easier.
My first was an hour, start to finish. Certainly hope the second one is faster
16-04-2012 17:44 #4has left the building
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First labour was 2hrs45min
I was told to expect a super fast second labour and was warned to get to hospital asap - well obviously the second labour was longer. Second bub was posterior though, which i think held up the labour. It was a much more painful labour too.
16-04-2012 17:55 #5
First bub - just shy of 4 hours
Second bub - just shy of 4 hours. First was slightly faster.
Will find out in 6 weeks if the third is faster
16-04-2012 17:59 #6
First labour 2.5 hrs from first sign to baby out (no noticable braxton hicks or anything beforehand)
2nd labour was only half hour. Although i was induced with gel and this gave me 6 hrs of pre-labour before established labour was declared.
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16-04-2012 18:25 #7
My first was 8 hours but I had my waters broken at the beginning, my second was 16 hours had my waters broken 4 min before he was born. Both posterior and they both turned during labor. My third labour was 8 hours and anterior waters broke as she was born.
They all hurt but I had gas for the first one. I wouldn't say any was more intense/painful then the other...IMO when it's sunny it's sunny!
Oh I had loads of pre labor with my first at my last Ob appointment I was 3cm, hardly any prelabour with the second and third time and no exams with either of them.
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16-04-2012 19:11 #8
My first was 8 hours second was 2 1/2 hours
In my exp they get faster
16-04-2012 19:39 #9Senior Member
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My first labour was just under 4 hours- no lead in time- just full blown contractions then a quiet period before pushing. My second labour was 3 hours- again- no lead in time- full blown contractions. The only reason my 2nd didn't arrive sooner was because my waters didn't break- once the Dr broke my waters, I pushed for about 3 minutes and he popped out
16-04-2012 20:04 #10
First labour was 6 hours from woe to go. second labour waters broke the night before but contractions started 3 hours before arrival. Third bub had weak irregular contractions for 10 hours but only one hour of actual labour, would've been quicker but the lip of my cervix wouldn't slip back.
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