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Gone. Mr's&Family* 2 kids; Arizona 3702 posts
14th Feb '13

Gone. Gone. Gone.

erikahiner 2 kids; Kansas 74 posts
14th Feb '13

i'll have to keep an eye on this post I'm about to have my second next month too and i know everyone is different but i have heard that too that labor is usually shorter and so is the time you spend pushing

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
14th Feb '13

No. I was induced at 39 weeks with my first 2, my first labor took 10 hours. My second labor took 12.
Now with my third, I went into labor naturally at 38 weeks, and labor lasted for just over 3 hours. THAT was nice, except it went so fast I had nobody there for me :/ But physically, it was way better

Ally-Mama of 2Boys &1Girl 3 kids; Lorain, Ohio 15663 posts
14th Feb '13

very true for me!
1st labor was 19 hrs
2nd 1 hr 20 mins
3rd a little over 2 hrs (only bc the doc wasnt there so they were holding her in!)



1st time took me forever to progress 2nd i went from 4 to 10 in 15 mins and about the same with my 3rd

user banned 2 kids; Bellingham, Washington 1616 posts
14th Feb '13

False. Every labor is different so not everyone will have a faster 2nd one. Both times I was in labor for 20+ hours

T♥B♥A 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12590 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Mr's&Family*:" Ive heard a lot of ladies say there second L&D was much faster then their first. Was this true for you? ... [snip!] ... (dilation wise)? Was pushing easier with your first or second? You can add anything else you want, too :) Just curious :)"


my 2nd was easier and faster than my 1st, my 2nd was also 2 lbs smaller though so not sure if that was it.. my first was probably 6 hours, 3.5 pushing, my second was probably 4 hours, 20 minutes pushing..

tonys_mama(army wife) Due August 2; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15558 posts
status 14th Feb '13

They were both pretty much the same. Both 18 hours long and took forever to dilate. Pushing was a little easier the second time but not by much. My third was my easiest so far.

Mr's&Family* 2 kids; Arizona 3702 posts
14th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ally-Mama of 2Boys &1Girl:</b>" very true for me! 1st labor was 19 hrs 2nd 1 hr 20 mins 3rd a little over 2 hrs (only bc the doc wasnt ... [snip!] ... were holding her in!) 1st time took me forever to progress 2nd i went from 4 to 10 in 15 mins and about the same with my 3rd"</blockquote>



With DD, it was 3 hours and 27 minutes from start to finish! That's why I'm asking :)
If its really a true statement, then I can't friken wait to have this baby!



Oh & to add, I wasn't dilated or effaced when my pit was started.

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
14th Feb '13

It was shorter, but then again the labor with my first one was also pretty quick.



First: Period like cramps started at around dinner time, full blown contractions at 2-3am, got to hospital at 8:30 am, had him at 11:44 am
Second: Period like cramps morning of the fifth, full blown contractions by 4pm, had him at 6 something PM.
Third: period like cramps from like the second trimester, would scare the crap out of me. Contracting on and off for a couple of days (had them down to like 7min apart but would fade) at about 2 am on the 17th I had been contracting regularly for about an hr so decided to go in, full blown by 5, had her at 6 something AM.

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
14th Feb '13

I'm curious on this as well, since everybody keeps telling me that too. I had a relatively fast labor with Z (about 6 hours total, and only 3.5 hours at the birth center) so everyone is like.. you'll going to pop that baby out like nothing!

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Just Ames:" I was naive to think #2 would be easier because that's what everyone says. My first labor was long and ... [snip!] ... I had to have a c section. He was smaller than my first son :( Labor is just so unpredictable. Even if you've done it before."

I broke my tailbone with my first too - she was 9.5 lbs and 21" with a head in the 99th percentile, plus she wasn't in the correct position. Not sure how I managed such a fast labor with all that going on.

Mr's&Family* 2 kids; Arizona 3702 posts
14th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting awesomebrandi:</b>" I'm curious on this as well, since everybody keeps telling me that too. I had a relatively fast labor ... [snip!] ... 6 hours total, and only 3.5 hours at the birth center) so everyone is like.. you'll going to pop that baby out like nothing!"</blockquote>



Mine was super fast too. Less then 3 & a half hours. So that's why I wanted others experiences. Buttttttt, with my luck, it'll be so long & a horrible experience.
I'm hoping this time around its just as short or shorter & he just comes right on out like nothing!

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Mr's&Family*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting awesomebrandi:</b>" I'm curious on this as well, since everybody ... [snip!] ... & a horrible experience. I'm hoping this time around its just as short or shorter & he just comes right on out like nothing!"

Yeah, I was hoping this time he might be slightly smaller.. but after seeing the 3D sono this last weekend, I don't think that's happening. I think he might actually be bigger. :| So, I'll take the same length labor.. I just don't want to break my tailbone again, because it took forever to heal.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16529 posts
14th Feb '13

Mine were very, very similar once it all got started. They were both the exact same amount of time, 2 hours and 48 min each. With my first my water broke, labour started immediately and it all went quickly from there. With my second I had 'the flu' for about 8 hours then my water broke and no contractions to speak of (maybe a little cramping here and there), after 14 hours they put some cervidil on my cervix to see if just that little kickstart would put me in labour and it sure did, from that point to birth was just as fast as my first.

Mr's&Family* 2 kids; Arizona 3702 posts
14th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" I was naive to think #2 would be easier because that's what everyone says. My first labor was long and ... [snip!] ... I had to have a c section. He was smaller than my first son :( Labor is just so unpredictable. Even if you've done it before."</blockquote>




Oh no :(
That's horrible!



You're very right though. Every labor is different. I'm not going to get my hopes up with this one, thinking its going to be a faster process then with my first. What ever happens, happens!