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4th labor and delivery.. user banned
20th May '13

If you have had 3 or 4 or more babies did you go into labor earlier each time, was labor faster? My first came at 39 weeks and 3 days. My 2nd was induced at 39 weeks 1 day and my last baby came on his own at 38 weeks and 6 days. That was my only natural drug free birth and from first contraction to delivery it was about 12 hours but I'd only count a few hours of active labor.



I keep thinking I wont go too early but they way I've been contracting all the time idk! So tell me when you had your baby and was labor shorter?

La~La 4 kids; Houston, Texas 22034 posts
20th May '13
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" If you have had 3 or 4 or more babies did you go into labor earlier each time, was labor faster? My first ... [snip!] ... wont go too early but they way I've been contracting all the time idk! So tell me when you had your baby and was labor shorter?"


1st was a day before my edd
2nd was at 37wks
3rd was at 36 wks
4th was at 41wks

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
20th May '13

First was 2 days early, and 17 1/2 hours
Second was right on his due date, and 12 hours
Third was 4 days early, and 4 hours

lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
20th May '13

with my fourth I was 40 weeks and a few days (I don't remember exactly but I was overdue) I went into labor around 9ish in the morning but I thought it was just gas (was on the toilet for a bit with diarrhea which was normal by then) and then it got worse, my mom headed over to pick me up. contractions were picking up fast. pulled into the hospital parking lot at 1014am, I was rushed to the l&d room and they checked me I was already 9cms and was getting the urge to push. my doctor was scrubbing up and just BARELY had time to catch him coming out at 1028am lmao. he was 9 lbs 10 oz 22 inches long very healthy no epidural and except for it being fairly intense it was not a bad labor at all. I did not tear just had some lacerations and didn't need stitches (my 3rd was 10 lbs 2 oz so yea..)

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4617 posts
status 20th May '13

1st: 39 weeks 1 day
2nd: 40 weeks 5 days(he was stuck in the posterior position and my OB at the time was a total idiot)
3rd: 39 weeks 6 days(born literally an hour before his due date)

.:Stacy Renee:. 19 kids; Ohio 6510 posts
20th May '13

First- 39 weeks
Second- 2 days before my due date
Third- 5 days before my due date

TTC since May 2014; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Castlewood, Virginia 3392 posts
21st May '13

Well, I was induced with my first at 39 weeks 1 day and my from the time they broke my water until he was here was less than 2 hours, with no meds other than Pitocin. With my 2nd, I went into labor on my own at 40 weeks 5 days and from the time I went in until the time I had her was about 3hours. I also had her without meds. I went into labor naturally with my 3rd at 39 weeks 1 day and I had him 20 minutes after I got to the hospital. NO time for meds if I wanted them anyways! And with Addie they induced me at 39 weeks 1 day (because she was measuring big and I have a history of quick labors, I regret being induced now though) and I was actually at the hospital ALL day but it took them until after 12 to start meds and break my water because they were short handed. I think they actually starred Pitocin around noon, and broke my water a little after that. She was born at 3:48pm (my longest labor so far) but I didn't actually start hurting until after 2pm so it wasn't really bad at all, other than being strapped to the bed with all the monitors...I also had her witout any pain meds. I think it would have been much faster if I had went into labor on my own though She was just not ready to come! I had been dilated to 1 for 3 or 4 weeks prior to the induction..no progress!