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What was your 2nd birth like? Mine is expected to be quick


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#1 eyesgreen

Posted 14 June 2013 - 12:28 PM

Hi

I'm 26 weeks preganant with my 2nd baby. I've been told to expect a quick delivery with this one.

With my first birth I went into hospital for an induction. Two hours after having the gels inserted I went into full-blown labour, no build up, straight to contractions being 3 minutes apart and over a minute each. So I didn't have the to have my waters broken or have the drip. My whole labour from start to end was 4 and a half hours.
I'm a little scared as to what to expect from this one but have been told to get straight to hospital as soon as anything happens.

Does anyone else have a similar story and how quick was your 2nd birth?

#2 Bugster

Posted 14 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

My 1st was induced straight to full on contractions close together, just over 4hrs total.20 mins of that was pushing.

2nd was spontaneous i had 2contractions 20 mins apart then went straight to 1min long contractions 3 mins apart 1hr40 mins of established labour, 30 second pushing stage and 30 second 3rd stage. We only made it to hospital with 10 mins to spare

Bit worried about #3 due in a few months.

#3 ~river song~

Posted 14 June 2013 - 12:47 PM

QUOTE (eyesgreen @ 14/06/2013, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi

I'm 26 weeks preganant with my 2nd baby. I've been told to expect a quick delivery with this one.

With my first birth I went into hospital for an induction. Two hours after having the gels inserted I went into full-blown labour, no build up, straight to contractions being 3 minutes apart and over a minute each. So I didn't have the to have my waters broken or have the drip. My whole labour from start to end was 4 and a half hours.
I'm a little scared as to what to expect from this one but have been told to get straight to hospital as soon as anything happens.

Does anyone else have a similar story and how quick was your 2nd birth?


sounds exactly like me! however with DD it was a similar experience again for active labour but early labour was a little longer. It really can go either way original.gif

#4 Chazee

Posted 14 June 2013 - 12:53 PM

I wasn't induced with my first, but the labour was only about 5 hours from start to finish. Very quick and full on from the beginning.

For child number 2, labour started at about 8am and finished about 13 hours labour. Completely different to the first, very gradual. Was a much nicer labour!

#5 Alash

Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:16 PM

With #1 I had a full day of prelabour,  then 4 hours of active labour which gradually built in intensity and included 40 minutes of pushing.
#2 I had the full day of prelabour,  went to hospital when contractions were 10 minutes apart and not very painful but uncomfortable. I was 7cm and my waters were bulging, but because I tested positive for GBS I had to stay on my back to try to stall labour. Contractions remained pretty far apart and not painful until the last 30 minutes when it got very intense very fast. The midwife broke my waters and He was born in 3 pushes. They counted active labour from when the contractions started to get uncomfortable so 3.5 hours but would have been closer to one if I hadn't had to lie on my back the whole time.

#6 Cadaw

Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:20 PM

1st - waters burst everywhere at 12.15am with no prior anything, went straight into full active labor, got to hospital, pushed, panicked, then there he was at just after 3am

2nd -contractions started at 8.30pm, took me nearly 3hrs to work out was the real thing and dd arrived at 12.30am. Lucky I was already in hospital or I might have had her in the car. DH only just made it and OB missed it completely.

Hoping for something similar this time. My biggest fear is that I will deliver on the side of the freeway as I have very fast labors and neither have been induced.

#7 mamababyowl

Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:01 PM

Good to read about these speedy labours biggrin.gif

I have 2 friends who had babies in the car on the way to hospital.

My first was spontaneous, pretty standard 12 hour labour.

My second was posterior so was actually longer at 14 hours. It was very strange because the contractions got closer together (down to 4 mins apart) and we'd think it was time to leave for hospital, then they'd suddenly slow right down (12 or even 17 mins apart). When we finally went to hospital the midwives said the erratic contractions are typical of posterior labour. Was good to have an explanation for it, as I just didn't know what was going on.

Hoping for the promised speedy labour this time round!

#8 eyesgreen

Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:07 PM

Thank you for all your replies. Wow, some of you had quick births. As I didn't have my waters broken or the drip just the gels, do you think it was the gels that made it quick or did it just naturally happen that way?


#9 againagain

Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:45 PM

Not a medico or anything but I'm pretty sure the gel is only supposed to ripen your cervix, so the resulting labour is all your own fault  tongue.gif if you had no drip or anything else.

I have had three natural labours - first one waters broke earlier then it was only 4.5 hours from first pain niggle to pushing stage. I had to push for 3.5 hours though as she was presenting incorrectly.

Second one waters broke again, labour started not long after and lasted less than 45 minutes, came flying out.

Third one I was terrified she would be born on the side of the road as pp's said. My waters broke again and we hotfooted it to the hospital, however hers was the best birth yet as the labour lasted 2 hours (and didn't start until we were at the hospital getting checked out) and was a lovely gradual progression, then she came straight out.

Not sure what to expect this time. I would like to order the same as #3 again  biggrin.gif

#10 Pssst...

Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:55 PM

I was induced with DD1 (drip 24 hrs after waters broke and nothing else happened) but no induction for DD2. My labours were almost identical.




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