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Your first labor compared to your second ♥Daenerys 2 kids; 2 angel babies; California 8196 posts
21st Jan '13

How far along were you when you had your first baby compared to your second baby?



Was your second labor quicker than your first?

BigG{30+} 2 kids; Gainesville, Virginia 12014 posts
21st Jan '13

I was 2 weeks later with my second, but labor was waaaay shorter.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18954 posts
status 21st Jan '13

1st labor- 39 weeks, 6 days. 5 hours (2 1/2 hours of labor, and 2 1/2 hours of pushing)



2nd labor- 11 days early, less than one hour with 3 pushes. (And he was a lot bigger than my first, by a pound and a half)

Mommy.x3 ❤ +1 Due March 20; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Windsor, Ontario 12885 posts
status 21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥Daenerys:</b>" How far along were you when you had your first baby compared to your second baby? Was your second labor faster than your first?"</blockquote>



37weeks exactly with my first. 39weeks 4 days with my second.
The labor was shorter by like half an hour.

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
21st Jan '13

my first was 16 days early, natural birth, 6 hours 48 minutes total, pushed for about 18 minutes.



my second was 8 days late, induced, no epidural again, 5 hours 33 minutes total, pushed for about 10 minutes

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
21st Jan '13

Second baby came 3 days earlier and labor was 4 hours both times though 2 hours of my first labor were pushing.

♥ ♥ Due May 13 (boy); 1 child; Florida 23034 posts
21st Jan '13

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☠ Meg13 ☠ 2 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 13167 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting ♥Sandy Cay♥:" I would like to see these replies also."


Same here.

Mandee ♥ 2 kids; Norfolk, VA, United States 1127 posts
21st Jan '13

I delivered both at 39 weeks, 5 days.



My first was an induction, 4 hrs of laboring with 30 minutes of pushing.. Second labor I went in to on my own, six hours of laboring and six pushes.

♥Daenerys 2 kids; 2 angel babies; California 8196 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting missmommy.x3 J,A&B:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♥Daenerys:</b>" How far along were you when you had your ... [snip!] ... 37weeks exactly with my first. 39weeks 4 days with my second. The labor was shorter by like half an hour."


That's similar to what happened to one of my friends. Her first baby was born at almost 39 weeks, and her second was born at 41.5 weeks. Her labor was longer the second time though.

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
21st Jan '13

With my first, I noticed mild contractions starting at 3:30 PM on May 15th - went to the hospital at 7AM May 16th (9cms dilated) and had her at 1:26PM that day.



With my 2nd, I noticed contractions on 6PM May 11th, got to the hospital at 6AM on May 12th (8cms dilated) and had him at 10:29AM that day.

Tyler & Jackson's mum +1 Due October 1 (boy); 2 kids; Melbourne, Australia 185 posts
21st Jan '13

DS1 35 weeks and 6 days - 5.5 hours pushed for 2.5 hours
DS2 39 weeks and 4 days - 2 hours and 40 mins pushed for 18 mins

Hailee's Mama + 1 1 child; 1 angel baby; Georgia 13140 posts
21st Jan '13

My first was 10 days early, my second was 3 Weeks early. My first labor was easy pushed about 13 mins and done, no stiches. My second was 3 hours of pushing to end in emergency c section. My second was induced though



Eta: both labors were about the same length

Em ♥ 3 kids; Indiana 943 posts
21st Jan '13

1st labor - 3 days overdue, induced, epidural, 12 hour labor and about 15 min. of pushing until they used the vacuum to get him out because his heart rate was dropping. he was 6 lbs. 13 oz.



2nd labor - 1 day overdue, labor came nautrally, the anesthesiologist could not get my epidural in, 6 hour labor, pushed for about 5 minutes and she was out. she was 8 lbs. 12 oz.

♥Daenerys 2 kids; 2 angel babies; California 8196 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" Second baby came 3 days earlier and labor was 4 hours both times though 2 hours of my first labor were pushing."


I pushed for two hours with my daughter too, it was exhausting. They had me start pushing at around 8cm, to 'practice' and told me to keep pushing with every contraction until she was born.