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How long were your subsequent labours?

(33 Posts)
Jjtwhite26 Tue 24-May-16 20:34:23

So with my ds labour was 5hours
From start to finish, I'm intrigued as to whether my next labour will be shorter or longer😁

What was everyone's experiences like?

Chasingsquirrels Tue 24-May-16 20:38:23

Ds1: 2 hours from 1st contraction to birth.
Ds2: about 15 mins from 1st contraction.
Both spontaneous. Waters went about 30 mins before 1st contraction with Ds1 and 10 mins before 1st contacting with Ds2.

LicoriceComfit Tue 24-May-16 20:39:16

Right hours active labour first time, two hours of active labour the next time.

Jjtwhite26 Tue 24-May-16 20:59:12

I really enjoyed ( well enjoyed may be strong) but was a good experience from what I Remeber and curious to how my next labour may go, I'm always hearing from friends how there labours after first just got quicker and quicker

tabulahrasa Tue 24-May-16 21:01:06

DS 72 hours from first contraction to delivery...DD 5 hours.

NapQueen Tue 24-May-16 21:03:04

Dd 24 hrs from first contraction to delivery.
DS 4.5 hours from first contraction to delivery.

sighbynight Tue 24-May-16 21:07:02

DC1 4hrs
DC2 2.5 hrs
DC3 20 mins
DC4 3 hrs

Maximo1 Tue 24-May-16 21:07:33

Ds 17 hours from 1st contraction and waters breaking. Dd 2 years later was born in 42 minutes from waters breaking And first contraction a few minutes after.

Skiingmaniac Tue 24-May-16 21:08:44

Dc1 - about 3 days (induced)
Dc2 - very gradual labour - went to hospital about 9pm and had baby by 1am

girlandboy Tue 24-May-16 21:13:11

DC1 - 7 hours
DC2 - 15 hours

Jjtwhite26 Tue 24-May-16 21:13:39

Thanks for the replies 😊 Would you say they were easier labours after your first labour?

dizzytomato Tue 24-May-16 21:15:27

Second was 5 hours total, third was 3 hours total and last was 4 hours total. I was told to expect them to be shorter each time. Didn't happen.

Outnumb3red Tue 24-May-16 21:18:45

First was induced and was about 23 hours.
Second was 90 mins.
I'm due no 3 on Thursday

VocationalGoat Tue 24-May-16 21:20:06

DC2 was my easiest labour... and shortest.

But all 3 were beautiful experiences... the best ever in life, for sure.
DC3 was not a long labour but seemed to be the most painful of my 3. I put that down to age perhaps. I was 42 when I had him.

LBOCS2 Tue 24-May-16 21:20:21

First was induced - 12hours from first contraction, about 8 hours active labour.

Second was spontaneous, 2 hours active labour.

Oly5 Tue 24-May-16 21:21:29

37 hours with first
32 hours with second
Both a nightmare smile

girlandboy Tue 24-May-16 21:26:54

Nope, second labour was twice as long and twice as difficult.
Second baby was a whopper though so I put it down to that confused

PottyMouthed Tue 24-May-16 21:32:18

First labour, around 17hrs. 2nd 4hr, 3rd (induced) 5hrs, 4th 2.5hrs.

PottyMouthed Tue 24-May-16 21:32:45

First labour, around 17hrs. 2nd 4hr, 3rd (induced) 5hrs, 4th 2.5hrs.

iamdivergent Tue 24-May-16 21:40:17

First - 6hrs
Second - 1hr 45m
Third - pending grin I'm due in around 4wks

AliceThrewTheFookingGlass Wed 25-May-16 11:13:24

Dc1- 24 hours from waters breaking (contractions shortly after) to giving birth.

DC2- almost 3 days from first contraction to giving birth. This one was back to back though.

The actual pushing was significantly easier and shorter the second time round. 2 pushes and out. I'm not sure what that says about my pelvic floor blush

Zoomtothespoon Wed 25-May-16 20:13:08

First labour was 18 hours, second was 9 but they were both at funny angles so I was pushing for a very long time

I'm going to be obsessing over spinning babies by October and fingers crossed this one comes alot quicker- or at least requires less pushing!

Jjtwhite26 Wed 25-May-16 20:23:20

Quite a range then, there's just no predicting is there😊 Was hoping I would just sneeze and baby will just fall out This time round 😂

notquite2point4 Wed 25-May-16 20:25:23

First labour 13 hours , 10 hours established, fairly straightforward.
Second labour 12 days, two failed inductions, a billion sweeps and waters broken. Established about an hour! Hell.On.Earth!!

Stiddleficks Wed 25-May-16 20:26:02

Dd1 38 hours
Dd2 1hr45mins

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