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Truth about second labour

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peaceloveandbiscuits Mon 30-Jan-17 15:21:08

Is there any truth in the anecdote about your second labour being about half the time of your first?

How quick were your first and second labours?

My first was six hours and I'm a bit apprehensive about the possibility of a three hour labour this time!

Nanasueathome Mon 30-Jan-17 15:22:28

My first was about 20 hours
My second was 30 mins.........

angelopal Mon 30-Jan-17 15:23:47

My first was 6hrs and second 3.5hrs.

CocoLoco87 Mon 30-Jan-17 15:24:04

24 hours vs 21 hours... so yes, quicker...but not necessarily by half lol!

NapQueen Mon 30-Jan-17 15:25:25

My second labour and delivery was a really brilliant experience, after a hideous first labour.

Dc1 - 24 hours from first contraction to delivery. Roughly 8 hours in "active labour" which I've been told is 7cm plus.

Dc2 - 4h20 min from first contraction to delivery, 20 mins in active labour.

Stiddleficks Mon 30-Jan-17 15:25:30

My first was 19 1/2 hours, 2nd 1 1/2hours.

YokoUhOh Mon 30-Jan-17 15:27:23

1st: DS1 born 24 hours from waters breaking, 4 hours of pushing

2nd: DS2 born 2 hours after waters broke, 2 pushes (5 minutes-ish)

Chasingsquirrels Mon 30-Jan-17 15:28:22

1st - around 2 hours
2nd - less than 15 mins

heateallthebuns Mon 30-Jan-17 15:28:38

First about 12 hours, second one hour.

savagehk Mon 30-Jan-17 15:28:58

I'm hoping for something shorter than my approx 31 hour labour last time :D

Thingywhatsit Mon 30-Jan-17 15:29:07

No roughly same time, same pattern of in distress prior to proper contractions and problems pushing out due to both having big heads!

oldestmumaintheworld Mon 30-Jan-17 15:31:16

No. My first was seven hours and easy(ish), my second was way longer and awful. But I did have a huge second baby

TheGrumpySquirrel Mon 30-Jan-17 15:31:25

Anyone have experience of second labour ten years or more after your first?

peaceloveandbiscuits Mon 30-Jan-17 15:33:52

Mixed bag then, but majority seem to have had much quicker second labours. Eek. It's at least half an hour to the hospital without traffic confused

Afreshstartplease Mon 30-Jan-17 15:35:50

First 12 hours
Second 12 hours
Third 5 hours
Fourth 7 hours

Helspopje Mon 30-Jan-17 15:37:12

First 42min
Second 24min
Third 13 min

Any bets on #4 (edd today)?

BonesyBones Mon 30-Jan-17 15:37:39

My first was 41hrs and second was 6hrs. Like NapQueen my first was awful, second was a dream by comparison.

user1474810991 Mon 30-Jan-17 15:38:16

Anyone have experience of second labour ten years or more after your first

Yes! Much the sane as first really, in active labour 4 hours with first 3 with second 8 years later, it was my third in November that was awful

Wolfiefan Mon 30-Jan-17 15:38:19

First 10 1/2 hours.
Second less than an hour.

Afreshstartplease Mon 30-Jan-17 15:38:19

My second was my worst out of the four TBH including DC4 who was back to back

Yankeetarts Mon 30-Jan-17 15:39:00

My 1st was 29 hours and 2nd 18

Starduke Mon 30-Jan-17 15:39:05

What are we counting from?

From 3cm :
Birth 1 = 8 hours
Birth 2 = 2 hours

The second one hurt like buggery because the epidural didn't work and because it all happened quicker.

Still, all forgotten now mostly

Blueredballoon Mon 30-Jan-17 15:39:52

Mine were about the same time (about 9 hours each) and very different , but the pushing stage with my second was about 4 seconds long grin

Cwtchythings Mon 30-Jan-17 15:41:07

First 4 hours, second 2 hours. Taking bets on no. 3 in March!

Gaaaah Mon 30-Jan-17 15:43:41

First was 55 hours and utterly horrendous. Second, 21. Third (induced) 3 hours, crikey that was a shock after the others! Fourth, 7 hours. Fifth, 10 hours.

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