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how much quicker was your second labour than your first?

(13 Posts)
Tutter Wed 04-Jul-07 08:11:51

with ds1 i only realised i was in labour at 8:30ish am

was fully dilated 3.5 hours later and ds was born after another 1.5 hours

am now 37+3 and trying to figure whether i'm going to have time to get people home in time to take care of ds1 and for me to get to hospital in time for 4 hours' worth of IV a/bs (for group B strep)

interested to hear how much quicker (or not?) your experiences of second labours were...

SchneeblyNahasapeemapetilon Wed 04-Jul-07 08:18:23

DS1 - 16 hours in total

DS2 - 8 hours in total

HTH. All the best

Marne Wed 04-Jul-07 08:21:28

DD1- 8 hours (4 hours of pushing)

DD2- 11 hours painless labour up to the last hour and only pushed twice.

Shoshable Wed 04-Jul-07 08:30:52

i had 45 mins with the 1st, 25 with the second, and 10 with the third and no I never made it ti the hospital with the last two, born in the ambluence

JARM Wed 04-Jul-07 08:34:55

DD1 - 16hrs (3 pushes)
DD2 - 7hrs (2 pushes)
DC3 due in Dec - hoping for 3hrs!!!

Marne Wed 04-Jul-07 08:35:22


Chattyhan Wed 04-Jul-07 08:38:14

Tutter - i'm expecting DS2 so can't answer your question but i started a simular thread recently so here's the link

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 04-Jul-07 08:42:12

Just less than 4 hours with my first, just over 2.5 with my second!

But with my first I had already been in hospital for a week because my waters broke at 36.5 weeks! I was really worried with my second one that

a) he was also going to come early (which he did - he was actually born at 36 weeks, so even earlier!)

b) that labour would be so quick I wouldn't get to the hospital! I did get there straight away, but the midwives didn't realise I was in established labour, and all hell broke loose when they realised I was ready to push. It only took one push and he was born! And I didn't have stitches [smug]

Nemo2007 Wed 04-Jul-07 08:44:08

ds 90mins
dd1 8hrs
dd2 60mins

Chattyhan Wed 04-Jul-07 08:47:35

Nemo - i've been searching for weeks for someone whose second labour was longer and had convinced myself my midwife was lying and that it didn't happen! Thanks

LunarSea Wed 04-Jul-07 08:52:16

ds1 - 53 hours from waters breaking, although no actual noticeable contractions at that point.
ds2 - 30 minutes (unplanned home birth)

MamaSpeccyMolecky Wed 04-Jul-07 08:54:32

DD induced - 29 hours

DS induced - full blown EEEK labour 1 hour

Nemo2007 Wed 04-Jul-07 09:10:20

lol chattyhan they do exist and DD1 was a little madame in labour which has carried over to her now 18mth old self..pmsl

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