Large Age Gap(6 Posts)
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I’m 26 weeks with baby number 2 and ‘baby’ number 1 will be 15 by the time he makes an appearance.
Anyone got any experience of labour with such a large age gap?
You always hear second babies are quicker but I assume that’s ones relatively close in age!
I'm mum to a 17yr old and a 5month old.
DC1 was EmCS after 20hrs of labour. Baby decided to turn around while half way down the birth canal and then got stuck. Born around 40weeks.
DC2 was a hypnobirthing, natural, drug-free, vaginal homebirth. 6hrs from 1cm dilation to birth. Born at 40+12.
I actually don't remember much about DC1's birth...feel a bit like a ftm except I'm older, much more laid back and pretty much a completely different person.
I had to fight for my vbac, part of the reason my midwife backed me (against consultant) is because there was a gap of more than 10 years since my section.
I have 18 years between my two.
DD1 - SVD at 37 weeks, quite an easy delivery.
DD2 - ELCS at 42 weeks, she wasn't interested in coming out!!
I have 10 years gap. Both labours were very similar, relatively quick. First was five days overdue, lasted 7 hours with baby a bit stuck by the end. Second one was a week before due date, and lasted just a few hours - in hospital at 7 pm, with the baby at 11 pm. But admittedly, I was more fit generally before the second pregnancy and excercised (appropriately) throughout.
I’m planning to try hypnobirthing, I feel more relaxed as I’m older and more informed.
Shall see how it goes!
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