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For moms of 2 or more who gave birth vaginally - how long was each labor?

Did your second labor take quicker than your first?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:12 PM on Aug. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yup. First was 9 hours, second was about half that

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:13 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • About 20 hours, 2 days, induced and 9 hours

    Answer by Gailll at 5:13 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • My second was quicker than my first, but I was induced with my first. First labor was bout 7.5 hours from first contraction until delivery. Second was about 5 hours.

    Answer by andrea96 at 5:14 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • hmmm active labor? Yes. Pushing? Yes (13 minutes first time, 5 the second).


    Answer by Mommy2Gabrielle at 5:14 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • It was quicker

    My DD was 15 hours
    My DS was 9 hours

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:15 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • 1st: 1 hour and 3 pushes
    2nd: 15 mins and 3 pushes
    3rd: 10 mins and 1/2 a push

    I labored very quickly. I never went through the early stages of labor. I always went straight into active labor.

    Answer by PoisonousBlonde at 5:16 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • 36 hours, 42 hours, 8 days... no drugs, last 2 were intervention free. My OB failed to follow my wishes with my DD, and arrogantly decided that I needed to be cut without any anesthesia, or pressure (yeah, was the most painful experience of all 3 births) and then had the nerve to tell me that I deserved it for having a kid so young, and that it should teach me a lesson. If I hadn't beed getting stitched back together I would have clocked her.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 5:16 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • my first 11 hrs. My second 5 hrs.

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 5:16 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Both of mine were short - 4 pushes or less. I don't know about the time length.

    Answer by firenicecream at 5:16 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Really fast for me, my last one I pushed 2 or three times and she was born. I was having contractions all day, only in real hard labor for a few minutes.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:19 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

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