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What was your 2nd labour like after induction first time?

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FlossyCat Fri 31-Jul-15 17:44:01

Hello ladies,

If you were induced with your first labour, how did your 2nd labour start? Were you induced again or did things happen naturally? If it did happen naturally how quick was your labour? I'm 39 weeks, getting lots of tightenings but nothing else happening yet, until today was convinced this baby would be late again. Thanks x

GoingToBedfordshire Fri 31-Jul-15 17:48:28

I was 40+4 with dc2. Contractions started naturally at home at 9pm, got to hospital at 12am, dc2 arrived in the birthing pool at 3am.

So much better than induced birth at 40+14 with dc1.

Good luck!

GoooRooo Fri 31-Jul-15 17:50:02

Flossy I'm so glad you asked this. With DS my waters went at 37+1 and I didn't progress so was induced the next day and it took FOREVER. I am desperate to go into labour naturally this time so am watching this thread with interest.

Scotinoz Fri 31-Jul-15 18:54:52

I was induced both times. First labour was good - only couple of hours. Second labour was easier - same length, just easier though.

Good luck!

MrTumblesSpottyBag Fri 31-Jul-15 18:59:28

I was induced with dd, it was horrid. With ds (second baby) I had s home birth! It was very quick, less than an hour start to finish! It could not have been more different!! I am now pregnant with dc3 and hoping for another home birth.

CaramellaDeVille Fri 31-Jul-15 19:02:18

Induced first time 15 days overdue. Second time I went 10 days over then went into labour naturally. From first contraction it took 16 hours but actual labour was only about 6 hours and was SO much easier and less painful than my first.

RolyPolierThanThou Fri 31-Jul-15 19:15:53

First labor I did start contractions (pre labour) spontaneously but was then put on syntocinon drip which I needed to keep them going. I was too far overdue for them to want to wait for my false labour to get to real labor. Ds was born 40+16.

Ds2 went brilliantly. Went into labour 39+4 and he was out 7 hours after first mild twinge. Active labour was probably only about 3 hours.

GreenSpaghetti Fri 31-Jul-15 19:20:35

Dd1, 2 weeks overdue, induced, took forever but quick once I finally got round to pushing. Dd2, labour started naturally 4 days over, pretty easy birth c6 hours after I started wondering if I was starting. Much better experience all round.

Good luck!

sugartees Fri 31-Jul-15 19:22:26

First labour = induced at 42 weeks. Second labour = happened naturally at 40+3, 6 hours from first contraction to baby's arrival. Couldn't have been more different smile

Claxonia Fri 31-Jul-15 19:24:01

I was booked in for another induction but then started having very light contraction the night before then woke up and contraction got stronger and by the time we were seen at hospital at the induction appointment time I was 6cm. Induction for 1st baby was at 38 weeks due to growth issues though and 2nd time was because I was41 weeks and sick of it basically.

FlossyCat Fri 31-Jul-15 20:32:44

Thanks for all your replies, good to hear some positive experiences! Hoping things happen naturally, but not too quick as family who are looking after DS are a two hour drive away. Just hope I know if I'm in early labour if / when it happens, and don't confuse Braxton Hicks with real contractions!

GoingToBedfordshire Fri 31-Jul-15 21:01:33

Glad you feel reassured - that was my worry too, my mum being over an hour away to look after dc1. If it is any help, I definitely knew the difference and called her an hour after the contractions started.

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