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Second pregnancys / births

Anyone who has had two children, how long were you in labour with your first and second? Midwife said the second one is always easier but I can't see that being true xx
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I'm on my 5th, #2 was the easiest for me. No pain really just back labor, felt like I was constipated. Real quick labor and delivery, maybe 5 hrs labor and 2 min of pushing. They convinced me to have an epi but I'm sure it would've been even quicker and easier without it. 1 and 3 were the most painful but 3 was born in the sack so it was a dry birth. 4 I went natural and it was the best, 5 hrs labor about 15 min pushing. Regretted ever getting epi's after that.
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That makes me feel loads better Thankyou x
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My first was 5 hours, my second was 16 hours. Second child I recovered quicker with, but the labor was way harder. I went natural the first and ended up begging for an epidural. with the next. I was induced with both of them, and they induced me different ways so I have a feeling that was the reason that it became harder. I went on to have two more children with VERY easy labor and wasn't induced.
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My first was 8 hrs, the second was 3 hrs so I totally believe it.
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36 hours with first 2 hrs 30 mins from star5 to finish with second xx
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My son was 17 hours with 3 hours pushing and was 7lb 9 oz. My daughter was 13 hours with 3 minutes pushing and she was 8 lbs 8 oz. Hopefully this one will be even quicker
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3 1/2 days active labor with my first before I dilated to 3 and the hospital would admit me... Contractions 3 minutes apart the whole time. I was miserable.
TheniI was in labor for another 4 hours before I felt the need th push, but I had an epidural for those last hours. Think I pushed for 15 minutes before she was born.
My second was the easiest birth ever! I was in labor for about 4 hours, and then he just slid out. Didn't even have to push.
My third was induced, 3 hours labor, one push, new baby.
You'll do fine. =3
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I am currently on #3. #2 was real easy 2.5 hours labor 15 pushes and he was here. #1 was 13 hours and 1 hour of pushing. I hope #3 goes easy also
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I am currently on #3. #2 was real easy 2.5 hours labor 15 pushes and he was here. #1 was 13 hours and 1 hour of pushing. I hope #3 goes easy also
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No way, I hope my second is like these story's, I'm not looking forward to labour at all x
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