Much quicker, easier etc, but some of that was down to not being overdue, no intervention etc.
It did feel like my body remembered what to do though. I however had forgotten until crowning and then remember thinking "oh yeah, it bloody hurts"
Good luck! I found everything easier 2nd time around despite being 40 when ds2 was a newborn, and the big gap means you don't have to deal with a toddler too. Ds1 was great with ds2 and over the moon at finally being a big brother
Bair I am similar to you, due in March and my only other biological child will be 9, nearly 10. I had an epidural last time and am petrified of the crowning part. It is surprising how much like a first pregnancy it feels!
Hey Bair, I had my second child October 2013 that was 15.5 years after my first. I felt like you, a completely new mum again. I can say it was easier, still hurt like hell, but being older I felt more in control, I didn�t take all the drugs on offer so I think that helped. I kept moving about, not confined to a bed and the last part of labour was extremely speedy and my son was born after about only 10 minutes in the delivery room with only a few puffs on the gas and air. As opposed to what seemed like an eternity with my first, leading him to get stuck. I think once your body has already stretched no matter how long ago it was it is already primed and ready to make the second delivery better, obviously not in everyones case. Expecting baby number three in March so I�m hoping the smaller gap means I can pop this one out like peas from a pod!
Thanks for sharing your experiences with me. I know it'll be what it is and there's nothing you can do other than prepare for everything but I am worried I'll be treated like an old hand at the hospital where if anything age and experience has made me more nervous!