Speedy second labour?

(19 Posts)
MyBreadIsEggy Thu 06-Oct-16 08:19:53

36 weeks with DC2 (yay! grin).
Dd was born 17 months ago, 3hrs after my first contraction!
We live about 25 mins away from the hospital - that's without traffic, so are planning a home birth this time to take the stress of travelling away. But now I'm starting to worry about getting the pool ready in time and the midwife getting here in time!!
Can anyone give me some insight into your experiences? Fast first labour and then a similarly timed second one? Or quick first one and even quicker second one?! confused

ayeokthen Thu 06-Oct-16 08:21:49

My first labour was 9 hours start to finish, but established labour was only half an hour. Second was 3 hours total, established was 10 minutes! If we hadn't lived within spitting distance of the hospital she'd have been born in the car. Third was 12 hours, established 3. If he'd been my first he'd have been my only! Congratulations!

ImpYCelyn Fri 07-Oct-16 13:46:41

First was 4 hours. Second was 6. I'm still bitter gringrin

Fadingmemory Fri 07-Oct-16 13:48:44

First 3 hours, second 4, third 1.

Greedysquirrels Wed 12-Oct-16 15:53:12

My first was the same as yours - 3hrs from first twinge to baby. Second labour (a planned home birth for the same reasons as you) was exactly the same - 3hrs from first 'could this be a contraction?' to baby arriving. Gave us enough time to call the midwife and get the pool ready. Good luck!

moobeana Wed 12-Oct-16 16:35:05

First - 3hours 5 minutes
Second - 55 minutes

I'm not sure I'd even attempt a pool!

HeadDreamer Wed 12-Oct-16 16:41:58

First was 2 days. Second was less than 2 hours from first contraction to birth. If it's fast enough, you won't need the pool wink

I think you just have to pump it up and fill with water and see. By the way, I'm also about 25min to hospital. We made it just in time. Water went while the midwife was writing down my details in the exam room.

Strokethefurrywall Wed 12-Oct-16 16:44:31

Yep, my 2nd was a slow burner too.

DS1 - 4 hours from first contraction to baby
DS2 - 8 hours. I suspect he was attempting to sleep through it. He came out after 3 pushes, mewed like a kitten, peeked at me, found a breast and went to sleep.

Even the OBGYN was ready for a quick one!

MyBreadIsEggy Wed 12-Oct-16 16:47:17

I'll be 38 weeks when my pool is delivered, so we are planning on blowing it up and leaving it up when it arrives, and doing a test run to see how long it takes to fill!!

Nanasueathome Wed 12-Oct-16 16:48:50

30 mins from when I realised I was in labour until my DD was born
I still had all my clothes on

GizmoFrisby Wed 12-Oct-16 16:50:16

First 36 hours
Second 12 hours
Second was worse pain wise as I'd been induced.

FraterculaArctica Wed 12-Oct-16 17:10:43

First 36 hours ending in crash CS at 5 cm dilated
Second <1 hour VBAC

GherkinsOnToast Wed 12-Oct-16 17:13:19

My first was 7 hours from induction, second was 38 mins from 1st contraction and DD slipped out as I got onto the bed, having been told it would be hours yet, and shuffled up to get comfy!

GherkinsOnToast Wed 12-Oct-16 17:13:42

My first was 7 hours from induction, second was 38 mins from 1st contraction and DD slipped out as I got onto the bed, having been told it would be hours yet, and shuffled up to get comfy!

facepalming Wed 12-Oct-16 17:14:13

My first was 12 hours from start to finish? about 4 hours established labour.

My second was 27 hours start to finish about 3 and half hours established labour.

My two were 19 months apart x

YokoUhOh Wed 12-Oct-16 17:23:35

DS1: 23 hours from waters breaking, contractions/pushing lasted only 7 hours

DS2: 2 hours from waters breaking to arrival

Greedysquirrels Wed 12-Oct-16 17:45:44

Mybread that's what we did - blew up the pool at 37 weeks and left it propped up on its side tucked out of the way. Will be doing the same again this time - I wouldn't expect to have time to blow it up and fill it after labour kicks off.

MyGodLikeChin Wed 12-Oct-16 17:58:31

1st was 3.5 hrs & 2nd was 70 minutes

alltouchedout Wed 12-Oct-16 18:03:12

All three of mine were between 2 hours 45 and 2 hours 20. It's the pushing stage that varied for me- 1 hour 10 minutes, 4 minutes, 15-20 minutes (not entirely sure about the last one tbh).

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