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Is induction easier/ quicker if its not your first?

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NeedABoysName16 Sat 12-Nov-16 11:34:40

I'll probably end up being induced at 39w for medical reasons. Went into labour naturally last time but have heard from some that if I have to be induced it will be easier/ progress quicker as its not the first delivery.
Any truth in this??

bumptittybump Sat 12-Nov-16 20:17:19

Maybe. My midwife told me your cervix never fully closes back up again after first birth, so might not need the prostaglandin gel bit or it will have less work to do.

00deed88 Tue 15-Nov-16 15:37:41

I don't know about 2nd time but I was induced with my 1st at 39+4. Yet from the drip being started to holding my little boy was less than three hours and I started with a closed cervix. So just because you are induced, it doesn't mean it will be a long and difficult labour (even though that's what most of the stories suggest). Good luck smile

witchbitchface Tue 15-Nov-16 23:28:09

I was given a pessary for induction at 8am and had a closed cervix felt nothing till 2pm when waters broke then contractions started straight after and my dd was born at 3:27pm super quick. This was my first (and last) childbirth!

bumptittybump Fri 18-Nov-16 20:52:45

Well had my second induction on Monday and was quicker than the first. About 10 hours. Would have been quicker but I asked for a bit of extra time to see if anything would start up after they broke my waters. It didn't so had to have the drip.

RNBrie Fri 18-Nov-16 20:56:08

I had to be induced for my third. From absolutely no contractions to baby being born was 2.5 hrs. Hospital notes say I was in active labour for 42 mins shock

Natural labours for the other two - First baby labour lasted 4 days, active for 12 hours. Second baby was 9 hours and active for 4.

icebearforpresident Sat 19-Nov-16 14:40:52

Been induced both times and second was much quicker,which the midwofe said would likely be the case. First time round i was in active labour 4 and a half hours,2nd time round it was 75minutes.

Cakescakescakes Sat 19-Nov-16 14:51:02

Had two inductions and second one was a piece of cake compared to the first.

sj257 Thu 24-Nov-16 23:15:24

Had two inductions, first was born about 22 hours after first pains, second about 14 hours.

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