ok so i did twice before but my youngest is 7 i know things have changed... how different will the 3rd baby be, some say every birth after the first gets worse, the after pains are worse etc.. i had 15 hr labour with 8 yr old,, then 20 mins with 7 yr old...so will this be easy???
I've had 3 and first was fine, second much much shorter and easier - I knew what I was going to experience and I was much less worried
3rd much like 2nd but was induced 4 weeks early, once labour was established was just like 2nd
I'll be watching this thread with interest! My details are almost exactly the same as you sbm. My youngest is 8, first labour 18 hours, 2nd 3 hours. I was induced with DS2 and think I might be with this one too because it looks like it's going to be another big baby.
My youngest is 8 and I've been thinking the same thing as you...
DS (now 13) was 32 hrs of labour, epidural and ventouse and all in all quite a tough one. DD1 was about 20 hrs (only 8 in the hosp) and I only had gas & air. I had an epesiotimy (sp?) with DS and tore with DD1 so I'm worried about tearing with this one. As far as I'm concerned, I'm much older now and anything could happen I'm just going to go with the flow as much as I can.
My main worry is the after pains as they were really bad with DD1 and I've heard they get much worse each time...
Number 3 is due in 9 days.. (hopefully sooner)
First was an elective section at 36weeks, second was VBAC 40+2weeks and 1hr established labour,(3cm dilated)+) (but contractions (mild) upto3cm dilated were 10hrs)
I expected 3rd birth to be quicker than the fairly quick 2nd, but it was more like 1st birth re time in labour, as I progressed more slowly.
That was partly because I was tired and low in iron. I could have had iron supplements in pregnancy but didn't want the possibility of being constipated, which iron can cause.
When I realised that progress was slow in labour, I made a conscious effort to be on my feet more esp in between contractions and move around a bit. I think that helped.
After pains were worst with #3 but only lasted for one evening and responded to drugs.