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All second babies are born earlier, with a shorter labour, right?

(52 Posts)
Picante Sat 15-Aug-09 08:57:47

Go on, placate me please.

twinklegreen Sat 15-Aug-09 09:01:14

Well my second labour was alot quicker and easier but had to be induced at 40+14 (1st child came 40+3

pooka Sat 15-Aug-09 09:03:01

DS was a week late whereas dd ( my first) was on time.

But his birth was much quicker and easier.

SoupDragon Sat 15-Aug-09 09:03:15

Oh yes, absolutely. All my second babies have been born earlier/quicker

DS2 was 2 weeks early and 4 hours shorter I think.

ChasingSquirrels Sat 15-Aug-09 09:03:44

obviously not ALL, but alot.

If you want ancedotes...
ds1: 37+0 2 hr labour
ds2: 37-0 15 min labour

So true for me.

CaramelisedOnions Sat 15-Aug-09 09:03:51

yes, my 2nd was earlier (well, not two weeks over as first was) and found myself pushing before I got to hospital.....sorry.

Narketta Sat 15-Aug-09 09:04:25

My first was 11 days early my second was 4 days OD but a lot quicker.

purepurple Sat 15-Aug-09 09:04:40

I have to agree, mine was.

Picante Sat 15-Aug-09 09:06:45

Right, no more mentions of inductions... the rest of you - thanks!

Chasingsquirrels did I read that right? 15 minutes?!

weegiemum Sat 15-Aug-09 09:08:25

dd1 - 4 days early, 37 hour back to back labour, ventouse delivery.

ds - 10 days early, 10 hour labour, SVD.

dd2 - 3 weeks early (induced), 12 hour labour, SVD.

CyradisTheSeer Sat 15-Aug-09 09:09:01

Message withdrawn

ChasingSquirrels Sat 15-Aug-09 09:10:41

it might have been slightly shorter - we weren't timing!

SoupDragon Sat 15-Aug-09 09:11:53

15 minutes? envy

ChasingSquirrels Sat 15-Aug-09 09:16:01

waters around 11.35pm
1st contraction around 11.45pm
dh called 999 after baby born - time of call on his phone 11.57pm

Ahola Sat 15-Aug-09 09:17:13

DC1 40+4
DC2 40+10

let's not talk about my labours....

elmofan Sat 15-Aug-09 09:24:45

first dc went 3days over & 18.5 hours labour
second dc came 4 weeks early & 7.5 hours labur

CybilLiberty Sat 15-Aug-09 09:25:34

second baby on time but shorter by 3 hours.

deepdarkwood Sat 15-Aug-09 09:26:59

Dd was 4 weeks later (just after her due date) but a very fast, easy labour - I forgot to ask for pain relief shock

LadyOfTheFlowers Sat 15-Aug-09 09:28:21

ds1 - 1 week early, 18 hr labour
ds2 - 4 days late, 3hr 45 labour
ds3 - 4 days late, 4hr labour

chimchar Sat 15-Aug-09 09:29:19

first baby was a horrific, evil, painful, 20 hour labour and 5 days late

second baby was a relaxed, relativly easy 3 hour labour, start to finish (and weighed in at a whopping 10lbs) but was 7 days late.

3rd baby was 14 days late and was halfway between the two at about 9 hours.

good luck when it happens!

IdrisTheDragon Sat 15-Aug-09 09:45:21

1st baby born 11 days early. Whole thing took about 20 hours from waters breaking to birth.

2nd baby born 4 days late. Whole thing took about 7 hours from first contractions to birth. Overall much more pleasant experience.

BigGobMum Sat 15-Aug-09 09:52:32

No. dc1 - 2 weeks early; dc2 - 2 weeks late (much shorter labour though).

beautifulgirls Sat 15-Aug-09 10:00:07

DD#1 12 days late 14hr labour
DD#2 8 days late, 13hr labour

nikki1978 Sat 15-Aug-09 10:00:50

DC1 - 19 hour labour, 1 week early
DC2 - 2 hour labour, born on due date

EyeballsintheSky Sat 15-Aug-09 10:09:01

I know we're not supposed to mention inductions but...

I was induced (prostin gel, nothing else) with dd and it was 4 hrs start to finish. Does this count as length of labour IYSWIM? I know the induction kick starts it but does it have any effect on the speed of delivery?


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