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For those with big age gaps, was 2nd labour still easier/shorter than 1st or do you think it's like doing it for the first time again?

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MadameJosephine Wed 03-Oct-12 17:51:36

Currently 34 weeks with DC2, my first just turned 16. Do you think my body will remember how to do it or will it be just like having a first baby?

Badgerina Wed 03-Oct-12 18:37:03

I wish I knew. I'm waiting for DS2 to arrive after an 8 year gap. I'm 40+11 and nothing is happening yet. I feel like my body has forgotten sad

oddslippers Wed 03-Oct-12 18:39:52

If it's anything to go on, my sister had her second 12 years after the first, I was with her, things progressed really quickly. Waters went at 9 baby born at 1, first baby had been 36 hours.

MadameJosephine Wed 03-Oct-12 20:51:53

That's reassuring. I keep trying to convince myself that the gap doesn't matter, my body will still remember. Like riding a bike lol

Twotumsellie Thu 04-Oct-12 13:17:36

I'm wondering the same, DD turns 13 next week and currently 35 weeks PG with DD2.

I had a very long drawn out labour 13 years ago, i was alomost 2 weeks late and it lasted over 36 hours. Praying this one is not the same!

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