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    Default How short was your next labour?

    Those that have had a short labour then had another baby, how short was the next labour?

    DD2 was 2 hours from first contraction til birth. Just curious as to how much shorter on average everyone's next ones were.

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    My labour was 1 hr 15 mins from first cotraction to baby out. I thought it couldnt get shorter. The next one was 35 mins from first contraction Who knows what the next will be....

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    Default How short was your next labour?

    Not short in comparison to most, however I was induced earlier with all by just over a week (I have been told if I go naturally it'll be much faster again)

    Anyway...

    1st - 7 hrs
    2nd - 3 hrs
    3rd - 4 hrs

    So all different and order didn't seem to have much to do with it

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    Default How short was your next labour?

    My first was 36 hours long from first proper regular contraction to baby.

    My second was 2 hours 15 minutes from SROM to babe in arms.

    I was not expecting to have a baby the same day I went into labour second time around! She surprised us all!?

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    DS1 was 4hrs & 5 mins from start to finish. 20 mins of pushing, born at 39+5 wks. DS2 was an elective emergency c-sec born in just under 4 mins @37+2wks.

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    First was 5 hours, second was 1 hour 10 minutes, very nervous about number 3!

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    DS was induced but about 7ish hours all up.

    DD was 2.5 hours from first pain until baby was born.

    A few thoughts on this. DS was slightly posterior and not necessarily optimal position. DD was in optimal position, and I was at least 3cm dilated about 3 or 4 days before labour.

    On discussions regarding labour with midwife/ob they advised me as long as there were no issues with positioning etc baby no 2 would be a fast labour (I was advised to call an ambulance if waters broke) as it can halve (due to quicker pushing).

    We are not having a 3rd but we were joking that I would have a baby at home or camp out in the hospital carpark.

    Eta - my DD was born with membranes intact and my water never broke. I do wonder if it would've been faster if waters broke.
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    First was 6 hours from first contraction to birth. 2 minutes pushing.

    2nd was 50 minutes from start to baby in arms.. I was induced via artificial rupture of membranes. So I was super glad my membranes didn't rupture spontaneously, I'd have had my babies at home!

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    All these make me nervous! My fist was 4 hours spontaneously at 37 weeks - first I knew was when my waters broke, then the contractions started. I pushed for around 45 mins.

    I'm now 32 weeks with my second and so nervous about not making it to the hospital.

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    First - 12 hours
    Second - 6 hours
    Third - 3 hours
    Fourth - 45 mins!

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