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    Post Did your successive labours halve in time?

    I know anything is possible and nothing is written in stone, but it's just in my mind and I love to hear about labours!

    I also know this topic has well and truly been covered!

    My first labour was 7 hours, second was 3.5 hours and I am pregnant with our third. We are half an hours drive from the hospital and I am going to put some towels and blankets in the car juuuust in case! Then I will probably end up having a two day labour

    So what was it like for you?

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    From first contraction to birth, first was 6 hours, second was under 2 hours.

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    First around 10 hours.
    Second time around 30 minutes lol only just made it to hospital

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    This is why I'm packing towels!

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    First around 10 hours.
    Second time around 30 minutes lol only just made it to hospital

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    1st 12 hrs
    2nd 18 hrs
    3rd 14 hrs after pre labour every night from 8 pm to 2 am for 2 weeks.
    4th 20 hrs
    5th 5 hours
    6th 30 plus hours...

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    I've only had the one & had no labour (DS was born prem & by emergency c-section) but my mum had my brother - 5 hour labour to me - 3 day labour

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    First was 5 hours
    Second was 4 hours
    Pregnant with number 3, i also live more than half an hour from hospital, so i should start thinkinh about the 'what ifs'

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    From first contraction to completion (including placenta)...
    #1 - 4 hours
    # 2 - 1 hr 15 mins
    #3 - 30 mins
    #4 - 55 mins

    Mine were all ‘quick’ as far as labours go... the last 3 were induced though, luckily, because I wouldnt have made hospital if not (I live rurally).

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    I remember my midwife telling me that third babies can be tricky labours. My third labour was my longest by several hours. It wasn't a bad labour at all, just long and drawn out. I wouldn't stress. If your labour comes on really fast you're better off just having the baby at home and calling an ambulance, rather than being on the road.

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    1st was 13 hours
    2nd was 6.5 hours
    3rd was 2.5 hours


 

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