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Second labor pain compared to first. ♥ ♥ 2 kids; Stevensville, Michigan 6993 posts
18th May '11

I was induced at 37 weeks 2 days with my son and the pain was terrible. I got an epidural and shortly after I had to start pushing and I felt everything so I really didn't get a break. I was 3 centimeters dilated at 6 am and I had him at 9:28 am that morning. I was just wondering was the pain the same with your second labor? Was it less painful?

Smex! Due November 30 (girl); 5 kids; Chehalis, Washington 31994 posts
18th May '11

I had silent labor I didnt feel anything cept his head ripping out my vag

menene 1 child; Dickson City, Pennsylvania 4771 posts
18th May '11

watching :)

♥ ♥ 2 kids; Stevensville, Michigan 6993 posts
18th May '11
Quoting Smex!:" I had silent labor I didnt feel anything cept his head ripping out my vag"


I wish my labor was like that. I started having painful contractions with my first less than 2 hours after they put the cytotec in my cervix. It was awful.

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42360 posts
18th May '11

I was much more relaxed the second time around, so I went longer without the epidural.



My first labor was 14 hours, about 12 of which I had an epi.



Second labor was 12 hours, 10 of which were med-free.

mommy5916 Due October 7 (girl); 5 kids; California 2888 posts
18th May '11

for me it was more painful but way way quicker my first i was in labor for about 8 hours my second was 2 hours i think it was more painful because it was soooo much faster and i wasnt expecting it to be so fast

Coconut&Lime 2 kids; Georgia 218 posts
18th May '11
Quoting ♥ Hailey. ♥:" I was induced at 37 weeks 2 days with my son and the pain was terrible. I got an epidural and shortly ... [snip!] ... and I had him at 9:28 am that morning. I was just wondering was the pain the same with your second labor? Was it less painful?"


I wasn't induced but I felt the pain was about the same. My second labor was just super short. Well, my first was short but not as short as my second lol.



I've read that labors that are induced are far more painful than labors that are not though. And cytotec is supposed to be pretty intense.

cherryberrylemonade 18 kids; Hawaii 946 posts
18th May '11

My 1st was more painful, I'm not sure if it's because she was a whole pound bigger than my son but my contractions hurt from the start of labor and were EXTREMELY intense after my bag broke. Luckily it was only about 7 hours long and I got an intrathecal :) With my son, I wasn't even quite sure if I was in labor or not. I had tons of BH for weeks, then the day before my scheduled induction I started having contractions that wouldn't go away so I figured I'd just go in. When I checked in at the hospital I was already at 5-6 and my contractions weren't bad at all, I was walking and talking up until the nurse broke my water :evil: Then they were intense like they were with my 1st, I contracted that way for about an hour before I finally got my shot. Right after I got my shot the nurse checked me and was like "oh he's coming down already!" :roll: So I was numb for nothing! I was in labor with my 2nd for about 6 hours

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3628 posts
19th May '11

My second was way more painful but I think it was because it was faster. My first labor was only 10 1/2 hours long all natural at 42 weeks 1 day . And my second was 4 hours long also natural at 41 weeks 3 days!! I can remember looking at my midwife the second time around saying " this hurts worse" Meaning worse then the first time and she tolled me because I was progressing faster . The funny thing was I was so much alert the second time around then the first ..i swear I was in a daze my first time but I was fully aware the second time.

mommy5916 Due October 7 (girl); 5 kids; California 2888 posts
19th May '11
Quoting EmmaAndAbbysmommy:" My second was way more painful but I think it was because it was faster. My first labor was only 10 1/2 ... [snip!] ... alert the second time around then the first ..i swear I was in a daze my first time but I was fully aware the second time. "


i felt the same way with my second too!

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3628 posts
19th May '11
Quoting mommy4916:" i felt the same way with my second too!"

way more intense. I'm glad I had a short labor and the first two hours were a breeze because i think i would have hurt someone if it was any longer lol!!

mommy5916 Due October 7 (girl); 5 kids; California 2888 posts
19th May '11
Quoting EmmaAndAbbysmommy:" way more intense. I'm glad I had a short labor and the first two hours were a breeze because i think i would have hurt someone if it was any longer lol!!"

ya know this will be my forth and im wondering how long this labor will last??

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3628 posts
20th May '11
Quoting mommy4916:" ya know this will be my forth and im wondering how long this labor will last??"

Its all up in then air this time around. My birthing instructor had the longest labor with her third and the second shortest with her fourth so who knows. Ill pray for easy labor dust for ya!!