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How quick is 2nd labour?

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jofeb04 Tue 31-May-05 18:52:16

Hiya,
Im currently 23weeks (ish) preg with 2nd child. With 1st ds, I never even knew i was in labout, thought it was just painful pelvis probs lol. Went to hospital to get stronger painkillers and was told i was about 2-4cm dilated (which also means i was in labour for a long time before i even got there). On way to hospital, contractions were timed at every 4 minutes!!
I would love to stay home that long again this time around, but is it sensable for 2nd timers?

Frizbe Tue 31-May-05 18:59:00

Mate of a Mate had to deliver their 2nd baby at home in half an hour a few weeks ago! YIKES!

jofeb04 Tue 31-May-05 18:59:53

Lmao, thx frizbe

gingernut Tue 31-May-05 19:01:20

My second labour was longer than my first....and both were marathons (established laaour was quicker though, I just had a longer phase of `pre-labour' pains. Still had plenty of time though!).

mumofelise Tue 31-May-05 19:01:52

i was 555 minutes from 1st twinge to dd2 being born. good luck

mumofelise Tue 31-May-05 19:02:22

sorry 55 minutes not 55 minutes

morningpaper Tue 31-May-05 19:14:16

gingernut tell me your gory stories (also pregnant with no.2 after marathon session to deliver no. 1)

HappyMumof2 Tue 31-May-05 19:23:57

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morningpaper Tue 31-May-05 19:24:45

Oooh now that's what I PREFER to hear....

pupuce Tue 31-May-05 19:37:54

First was 24 h second was 5h.

morningpaper Tue 31-May-05 19:38:27

oooh yes now you're talkin

HappyMumof2 Tue 31-May-05 19:46:13

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morningpaper Tue 31-May-05 19:49:22

Excellent! I'll have one of those please!

HappyMumof2 Tue 31-May-05 19:50:56

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motherinferior Tue 31-May-05 20:24:50

Oh, it's you, MP. As you know: first 36 or thereabouts - and would have been longer if they hadn't ventoused out distressed baby; second seven hours start to finish, whoosh.

morningpaper Tue 31-May-05 20:30:22

thanks mi yes it's me.

My mum's first was 24 hours and her second 90 minutes - this is my mantra.

gingernut Tue 31-May-05 22:24:39

sorry, MP, have been out this evening.

First: 50 hours, 27 of which in `established labour'. ds born by ventouse after 4.5 hours in second stage (I had an epidural ... bliss).

Second: 3.5 days!!! 10 hours in `established labour'. But no need for ventouse (although they were going to do one but then he just popped out).

Well, I was just a bit tired after that.

morningpaper Tue 31-May-05 22:25:49

*passes out*

gingernut Tue 31-May-05 22:30:24

yes, I nearly did

Roobie Tue 31-May-05 22:30:41

6 weeks ago my dh delivered our ds (second baby) on our bathroom floor!! I had the first twinge at 2pm and he was born at 4.50pm. The contractions were definitely not as strong as the first time round (possibly due to my rather overenthusiastic use of my tens machine?) which is what threw me - all of a sudden I felt myself pushing!!!

lockets Tue 31-May-05 22:34:49

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Tommy Tue 31-May-05 23:00:17

First labour - 30 hours from being induced to DS1 finally being pulled out with forceps.
Second labour - 2 hours from first pain to midwife catching DS2 as he flew out with only 3 pushes

krist Tue 31-May-05 23:17:55

first labour 18 hours second 27 dont listen to doctors when the say no two labours are the same mine were exactly the same and they didnt want to come out big intervention both times only difference is rubbish hospital first great one second thankgod I moved lol

Tinker Tue 31-May-05 23:43:12

First was 5 hours from when I knew I was in labour, 2nd 2.5 hours. Had a sweep with both though.

BigGayDad Tue 31-May-05 23:45:39

Mrs BGDs first labour was about 7 hours, second one was very short. DD2 was born on the bathroom floor with ambulance men arriving for the last 5 minutes!!

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