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Long labor again?

Posted by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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I'm currently pregnant with my second baby. After 22 and a half hours of labor with my first im scared labor with be long again. Is the second time around easier /shorter labor. Or is it all the same.?
by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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MacMamaof5
by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Second labors do tend to be shorter...I can not say if they would be easier or not because my labors although are shorter are fast and hard.  I'm talkin' 2 hours give or take.  But I don't start the "hard parts" until I am about 8 cm.

rjmac88
by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 7:11 PM
First 11 hours
Second 8 hours
Third was 3 hours

Typically they get shorter and shorter
MaKaylasmom29
by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 7:15 PM
That's nice.. 22 hours is a long time... Lol
RhondaVeggie
by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 7:33 PM
My first was 22 hours too. Second was 4 hours. I planned to just go to the hospital when things got tough but my water broke and there was meconium so we headed in right away. Good job since things only got tough half an hour before birth and we are twenty minutes from the hospital.
LoveOfWisdom
by Silver Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 7:33 PM
Mine have always been about 24hrs (4). But I'm ok with that. It's a steady progression and increase in intensity. Only the last 2-3 hrs are the hard part.
eellison
by on Jul. 13, 2013 at 12:22 AM

I was induced with both of mine.  The first was 8 hours and the second was 5 hours.  It usually goes faster and the pushing is easier too.  Most of the time.  Don't quote me, though.

Gingerbell.RN
by Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 1:29 AM
My 4th was 19hrs long. It doesn't get shorter for me.
KaRaBaSsEtT
by on Jul. 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM
My first was 4 days of labor!

My 2nd was 3.5 hours, start to finish :)

My next 3 were also short.
comptonkids
by on Jul. 13, 2013 at 3:48 PM
my first was 24 hours
second was 22 hours
third was a csection
we'll see with this one
comptonkids
by on Jul. 13, 2013 at 3:49 PM
eta, my first was the easiest
I was ready to do it all again right after she was born
my second I wanted to die
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