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Labour second pregnancy

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Mum2beof2 Tue 12-Jun-18 19:07:44

How long were you in labour with your second child? Is it better to chose the closest hospital with less good reviews or the one further away with better reviews?

MumOfDiamonds Tue 12-Jun-18 19:09:58

I was in labour with my first for 12 hours and my second for 4 hours. I only had the choice of one maternity hospital but it's only a 20 min drive away.

Orangedaisy Tue 12-Jun-18 19:11:42

37 hours first baby, 37 minutes second baby. Hospital 2nd time round was irrelevant-didn’t make it!

Chasingsquirrels Tue 12-Jun-18 19:12:31

15 minutes (dc1 was 2 hours).
I had a planned homebirth but would have only had 1 choice of hospital about 25 mins away.

Smarshian Tue 12-Jun-18 19:12:57

Watching with interest - due baby #2 this week and planning a home birth

Aprilshouldhavebeenmyname Tue 12-Jun-18 19:15:59

First 17 hours.
Second, asleep to holding ds in 2 hours 55 mins!!
Had sex at 9pm blush, fell asleep, woke to burst waters at midnight!!
9-3 ds at 02.55!!

MrsBartlettforthewin Tue 12-Jun-18 19:17:02

Second was 2hrs 30 minutes. (Give or take a minute or two) so I'd say closer is better.

MrsBartlettforthewin Tue 12-Jun-18 19:18:09

Oh and that was from first contraction to baby in arms. Had no warm up twinges woke up in labour.

Mum2beof2 Wed 13-Jun-18 21:58:43

Many thanks! Very helpful. I think I will choose the closest hospital and hope I will make it there on time!

LoadsaBlusher Fri 15-Jun-18 19:17:57

In labour around 6 hours with first baby
In labour about 3 hours with second
Third was born in 1.45 hours

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